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Dominique Deruddere torna con The Chapel

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Dominique Deruddere torna con The Chapel
(sx-dx) Le attrici Taeke Nicolaï e Renée Vanderjeugd, il regista Dominique Deruddere, l'attrice Ruth Becquart e l'attore Kevin Janssens

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Belgian filmmaker Dominique Deruddere, a key figure in Flemish cinema (whose work includes Everybody's Famous!, nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2000, and Wait until Spring, Bandini (1989, an adaptation of John Fante's cult novel), has just started shooting his 10th feature film, The Chapel.

The film follows the journey of Lia Rogiers, a young virtuoso pianist who takes part in the famous Queen Elisabeth Competition. During this real event, the 12 finalists are isolated in "the chapel" for seven days. All contact with the outside world is forbidden. Lia suffers from the stress of the competition and the isolation. Bad memories from the past resurface...

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Obviously, the world of classical music, and more particularly these international competitions, and the very particular setting of the Queen Elisabeth meeting, offer an ideal arena for a psychological drama under high tension.

The role of Lia is played by the young Antwerp actress Taeke Nicolaï (seen in Yummy [+leggi anche:
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In the role of the parents, Deruddere has chosen two experienced Flemish actors, the talented Ruth Becquart (who is very present on Belgian television, and who was seen in Blind Spot [+leggi anche:
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or Brasserie Romantiek [+leggi anche:
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), and the now unavoidable Antwerp actor Kevin Janssens, who can be seen both in films and on TV in Belgium (he was one of the heroes of the successful Netflix series Undercover, which also featured Ruth Becquart, but also of Patrick [+leggi anche:
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, for which he won the Ensor award for Best Actor) and in France (as in Revenge [+leggi anche:
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, The Room
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or Savage State [+leggi anche:
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).

The Chapel is produced by Bart Van Langendonck for Savage Film, and co-produced in Wallonia by Tarantula, with the support of the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF), screen.brussels, the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Streamz, Telenet and the Tax Shelter. It will be distributed in Belgium by Paradiso.

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