Brussels youth through the eyes of Brussels directors.
Intro and Q&A by the filmmakers
Versailles, Hyun Lories, 2020, 20’30”
Feeling out of place among her girlfriend's family, Sanaa returns to her home neighborhood in the hope of reconnecting with her younger sister, Rana. While an old acquaintance tries to reinsert himself into Sanaa's life, the two sisters plan a trip to the seaside for the first time.
REGIE Hyun Lories PRODUCENT Hyun Lories, Nina Nijs CAST Salomé Dos Santos, Rana Hamzaoui, Anemone Valcke, Umi Niang, Anas CINEMATOGRAFIE Pieter-Jan Claessens MONTAGE Ward Geerts SCENARIST Hyun Lories, Una kreso MUZIEK Mick Lemaire
Hyun Lories is a Brussels-based, emerging filmmaker with South Korean roots. He completed his Master’s degree at the Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound (RITCS). His work is often inspired by the city and by his job as a youth worker. Although he started film school to become a documentary filmmaker, he ended up writing and directing fiction films. He recently graduated with the short film ‘Versailles’, which premiered at the 2020 International Film Festival Gent and received the ACE Image Factory & The Fridge Audience Award. ‘Versailles’ won the 2020 Wildcard for Best Short Film by the Flemish Audiovisual Fund at the International Kortfilm Festival Leuven and had its world premiere at the 2021 Palms Springs International Shortfest. With ‘Versailles’, Hyun Lories will take part in the EFP Future Frames program at the 55th Karlovy Vary IFF. His previous short film ‘Derrière les Murs’, debuted at the Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival and was screened at several festivals such as ‘Encounters Film Festival’. ‘Derrière les Murs’ won the Next Generation Audience Award at the 2016 ‘Brussels Short Film festival’. Besides short films, his portfolio includes music videos and brand films.
Howling, Laura Van Haecke, 2020, 20’
After moving to the countryside with her mother and half-sister, nine-year-old Bo must discover resilience.
Laura Van Haecke is a Brussels-based filmmaker. She obtained her Master's degree at the Brussels Royal Institute of Theatre, Cinema and Sound (RITCS) in 2015 and graduated with the short film 'Two Opposed' / Seul à seule'. She has several short films and music videos in her portfolio and combines working in the film industry with a job as a teacher, giving art classes and workshops for kids and teens. This was a source of inspiration during the writing of the short film 'Howling'. She is currently working on a web series for youngsters, which is being shot in Brussels.