Cinema Bioscoop is an organisation that consists of volunteers with a passion for language and film. By organising a film festival with drinks, food, music and debates, we hope to share our passion with our audience and to offer them a great night out. Our Brussels festival, which will be held in the small Cinema GALERIES, will challenge and stimulate the spectator by screening alternative Dutch-language films which have gotten little to no attention in more mainstream theatres. To promote our young and local talents, we will also screen a series of shorts made by film students and organise a contest called '7 days short' (see below).
Furthermore, we work together with Filemon International Youth Festival for the exhibition of Prins, which is the first long-player of Sam de Jong (NL). With a very limited budget he made a truly professional and immensly beautiful picture about the relations of an adolescent with his family, friends, and dreamgirl. After the movie there will be a Q&A round with a crew member from Prins.
A much more heavy film from the experienced Alex van Warmerdam is Borgman, which we will show after Prins on Saturday. We are very proud that we are able to show this picture to the Brussels' movie lovers. The movie is about a mysterious man, which we can easily identify as satanic, that infiltrates in a family. This sounds scary, and it is, but there is a lot of black humor in this movie too. Also, we have to emphasize it's NOT a horror movie.
We made sure Flanders is represented too in the longplayers. It came out in 2003 and has by now become a classic: Any Way the Wind Blows by Tom Barman. This is a story about everyday things that happen to everyday people, but it makes you realize how special these every day thing in fact are.
As said before, we organise a short movie competition ('7 dagen kort'), of which we will show the results on sunday. We're sure there is a lot of undiscovered talent in Belgium, that we can offer our help.
Our complete programme, including the opening film, will be released on 15 September.
We present our team extensively on our website, take a look if you want to get to know us! Our Belgian website is only in French and Dutch though.