Philippe Van Leeuw, director of Le Jour ou Dieu est parti en voyage
Video - San Sebastián Film Festival 2009
Belgian filmmaker Philippe Van Leeuw has received the Kutxa - New Directors Award 2009 for his feature Le Jour ou Dieu est parti en voyage
Interview with Belgian filmmaker Philippe Van Leeuw, whose latest feature, Le Jour où Dieu est parti en voyage [+see also:
film profile] has received the Kutxa - New Directors Award 2009 at San Sebastián Film Festival 2009.
Le Jour où Dieu est parti en voyage offers a new take on the Rwandan genocide, through the first person experience of one woman as the horror descends. Van Leeuw explains the genesis of the story, how he inspired the film from TV images of the massacre and how he builds up the plot.
Watch the other interviews from San Sebastián 2009:
Tom Harper, director of The scouting book for boys.
Mikel Olacigueri, Director of the San Sebastián Film Festival.
François Ozon, director of Le Refuge.
Chiara Mastroianni, actress in Making Plans for Lena.
Miguel ángel Jiménez, director of Ori.
Javier Rebollo, director of La mujer sin piano.
Isaki La Cuesta, director of Los Condenados.