Two generations of filmmakers grace screens
Dagen Zonder Lief [+see also:
interview: Felix van Groeningen
film profile] (lit. “Days Without Love”), the second feature by young director Felix van Groeningen (see interview), distributed by Kinepolis Films, is one of two domestic titles hitting screens this week.
While the highly stylised and rock'n'roll Steve +Sky (see Making of) depicted passionate love, the more realist yet melancholic Dagen Zonder Lief is on a group of thirtysomethings who look at how life has changed them.
The film, which had an eight-week shoot on location in Djibouti, features Burkinabe actor Issaka Sawadogo and Rwanda-born Belgian actress Carole Karemera. A cross between documentary and fiction, Sounds of Sand follows a family as it makes its exodus through the desert. In a desire to flee the drought as much as the civil war, the family encounters disaster and death.
Three French films open in Belgian cinemas this week: Grégoire Solotareff and Serge Elissalde’s highly original animation feature U [+see also:
film profile], Claude Berri’s Ensemble, c'est tout [+see also:
film profile] and J'attends quelqu'un [+see also:
film profile], the new title by Jérôme Bonnell after his Pale Eyes [+see also:
interview: Jérôme Bonnell
interview: Nathalie Boutefeu
film profile] (see Focus).
UK/US joint production Breaking and Entering [+see also:
film profile] by British helmer Anthony Minghella brings the total number of European productions to six, out of eight new releases this week.
(Translated from French)
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