Sat, Jan 14|
Mad in Belgium
a Film Maudit 2.0 Feature Film presentation
Time & Location
Jan 14, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Highways, 1651 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA
About The Event
A cinematic "dissection" of a certain kind of Belgian filmmaking, featuring writers, directors, and actors who have demonstrated that fabrication is an act of creation. Convinced that any so-called "new" work was in fact a rehash of what had already been done, these pirates of images snuck in under the radar as forgers, liars, tricksters, usurpers, and outlaws to participate in dynamiting the institutional language through simulacrum and absurdity, from the 1992 mockumentary Man Bites Dog to Jan Bucquoy’s fabulist depictions of Belgitude. A freewheeling journey that aims to offer a closer look at the marvelous eccentrics working on the fringes of the Belgian film industry.
Director Yves Montmayeur won the Golden Lion for Best Documentary at the Venice Film Festival with his profile of Canadian director Guy Maddin, The 1000 Eyes of Dr Maddin. He has also profiled Michael Haneke (Michael H. Profession: Director) and made a dozen documentaries on Asian cinema, including Ghibli and the Mystery of Miyazaki, In the Mood for Doyle (on Wong Kar-Wai’s cinematographer), and a profile of director Takeshi Kitano (2020).
Writer/Director: Yves Montmayeur
Cast: Stéphane Aubier, Jan Bucquoy, Noël Godin, Bouli Lanners, Vincent Patar, Benoit Poelvoorde, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Xavier Séron, Olivier Smolders, Vincent Tavier, Fabrice du Welz
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Country: France / Belgium