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Three Screen Flanders supported features in competition in Gijón


The Screen Flanders supported features The Ardennes, Phantom Boy and Cafard will be in official competition at the Gijón International Film Festival in Spain (20-28 November). 

In the festival’s official competition we see Robin Pront’s debut feature The Ardennes, starring Jeroen Perceval (Borgman), Veerle Baetens (The Broken Circle Breakdown) and Kevin Janssens in a drama about two brothers who head to the Ardennes with a specific mission in mind. Savage Film (Bullhead) produced.

Jan Bultheel’s animation feature Cafard, which he wrote, designed and directed, is part of the animaFIX competition. Based on true events, Bultheel’s debut feature tells the story of wrestler Jean Mordant who enrols in the WW1 Armoured Car Division, and ends up on a dramatic journey around the world. Tondo Films produced the film.

Also competing in the animaFIX competition is Phantom Boy, the latest animation feature by Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli. The film follows the adventures of the seriously ill 11-year-old boy Leo. He has the ability to leave his body at will and can fly and pass through walls like a phantom, invisible to all. Thanks to him, an injured police officer and an intrepid journalist will assume the roles of guardian angels when a disfigured gangster is threatening the city. Annemie Degryse of Lunanime (The TeamOffline) co-produced the film for Flanders.

All mentionned films, received support from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund/Film Fund of Flemish Cultural Affairs Minister Sven Gatz and were also backed by the Screen Flanders economic fund, under the aegis of Flemish Economic Affairs Minister Philippe Muyters and Flemish Cultural Affairs Minister Gatz.