Several Belgian films lauded in Estonian festival


Belgian films have fallen in favour at the prestigious Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, with three movies taking home prizes, proving Belgians’ adeptness at the seventh art.

Director Koen Mortier proudly presented Skunk, the adaptation of an eponymous book by Geert Taghon, who shared his experience in forensic youth psychiatry. The movie, which follows a teenager who ends up in a juvenile institution, won the prize of the youth jury.

Besides this promising film (in theatres in February), Gust Van den Berghe’s film The Magnet Man was noticed by the festival for its original score by composers David Van Keer and Birger Embrechts. The title of the film can be taken quite literally: the main character is magnetic and anything made of iron sticks to him. A circus career ensues.

Finally, for a land where comic strips reign, it would make sense for our country to stand out in animation. That’s where Bim comes in, an animated film by Tom Van Gestel.

Our sincere congratulations to these three wonderful Belgian films and their cast and crew! But we were wondering: what’s your favourite Belgian film?