February 12

Cinema Ritcs
Antoine Dansaertstraat 70, 1000 Brussels

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All films English spoken or subtitled.
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A Dog Leashed (United States)
by Dane Cree

Self-reflection through meditation. A look at the shadow self.
Animated / Experimental Film // Duration: 00:03:00

Cleaning Schaerbeek (Lebanon)
by Farah Kassem

Following the Paris Attacks in November 2015, the Belgian minister of interior increases the alert level on the national scale. In one of his interviews, he announces that he wants to clean Molenbeek, a region in Brussels recently tied to islamist extremism. Meanwhile, a resident from Schaerbeek notices unusual happening in front of her window. She decides to alert the authorities.
Documentary Film // Duration: 00:19:39

Ophelia (France)
by Eric Du Bellay

At night, a woman at different ages loves, suffers and frees herself. She's called Ophelia.
Experimental Film // Duration: 00:12:57

Compared to me (Belgium)
by Simon van der Zande

An intimate portrait of a young woman searching for her identity as a professional dancer.
Documentary Film // Duration: 00:10:40

Waithood (Belgium)
by Louisiana Mees

A group of young non-actors, from Athens, yearn to forget their idle futures while playing in luxurious Airbnb’s. Nevertheless their fate catches up with them.
Narrative Film // Duration: 00:21:37

Lobi Kuna (Belgium)
by Matthias De Groof

Photographer Mekhar Kiyoso is in the Africa Museum for a shoot. His gaze is soon unsettled as he views through his lens the macabre museum as a mausoleum of his cultural heritage. As he’s being possessed by the artefacts, he remembers being alienated from them. Lobi Kuna (which in Lingala means the day after tomorrow as well as the day before yesterday) tells the story of his appropriation of the past in order to project himself into a future., and this while the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren undergoes a metamorphosis through its renovations. In speaking about the relation of Mekhar to the museum, Lobi Kuna speaks about the relation of the African diaspora to Europe and its role for Africa. It speaks about the confines of Europe and the difficulties of decolonization.
Experimental Film // Duration: 00:45:35