February 16

Cinema Galeries (Theatre 1)
Koninginnegalerij 26 Galerie de la Reine, 1000 Brussels

Free entry + popcorn. Reservation optional:
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All films English spoken or subtitled.
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I Come From The Fire City (United States)
by Daniel Daly

A visual accompaniment to the titular poem by acclaimed poet Eve L. Ewing.
Narrative Film // Duration: 00:02:24

Dalaimalaya (Belgium)
by Manu Gomez

Le portrait du Dalaï-lama en sculpture sur pierre de sel de l'Himalaya. An Himalayan salt rock sculpture of Dalaï-lama.
Animated Film // Duration: 00:00:51

Seascape (Belgium)
by Leni Huyghe

As Helene struggles to learn her role for a play, she helps her grandmother clear out her apartment at the beach. The sea becomes a place for both women to escape in thoughts and dreams. 00:20:00

Dispersion (Switzerland)
by Basile Vuillemin

A man uses an automated funeral homes company to bury his mother.
Narrative Film // Duration: 00:08:26

Fake News (Greece)
by Dimitris Katsimiris

A YouTuber and her partner are planning to direct the raping of a girl by two black guys. Their goal is to get more subscribers on their YouTube channel. However, on the day of the shooting things don’t go as planned.
Narrative Film // Duration: 00:15:00

Diva & Astro (United States)
by Angel Barroeta

A streetwise posse idly roams the evening in the hood they call home. Diva and Astro follow parallel paths in real time, hurtling irrevocably toward the consequences of the habits they find hardest to overcome.
Narrative Film // Duration: 00:08:43

Elisa (Germany)
by Kristina Kean Shtubert

'Elisa' portrays the claustrophobic and extremely painful relationship between nine year old Elisa and her mother. At night, Elisa scratches herself raw. This drives her mother insane. However rather than to see this as a sign that something is wrong, she demands Elisa stop. Does the mother's anger provoke further scratching, or is it the other way around? The little family begins to break apart and Elisa's mother clumsily attempts to keep their life in order, but it has gotten out of control. An undefinable force is splitting them apart.
Narrative Film // Duration: 00:15:53

Son Lux // The Fool You Need (United States)
by Jean-Paul Frenay

Music video
Music Video // Duration: 00:04:26

Sleepers (Netherlands)
by Danny Maas

When the depressed Herman wants to end his life by jumping in front of a train, he gets competition from a suicidal man. They start a competition: who is the saddest, and who deserves the approaching train.
Narrative Film // Duration: 00:08:45

Parting Shot (Turkey)
by Özgür Cem Aksoy

There is an incident at an otherwise very ordinary Turkish funeral. A man drops his phone inside the grave while throwing soil during the burial. He promptly interrupts the service to take his phone back. However someone in community denies this request because of religious beliefs. The Hodja who is leading the funeral, gets involved and an extraordinary discussion unfolds.
Narrative Film // Duration: 00:10:30

The Velvet Underground Played at My High School (United States)
by Robert Pietri, Tony Jannelli

This animated documentary is the story of the Velvet Underground's disastrous first public performance. While on stage for merely 20 minutes, The Velvet Underground performed three songs: 'There She Goes', 'Venus in Furs', and 'Heroin'. The Summit High School audience responded with, as a band member recalled in 1983, a 'murmur of surprise that greeted the appearance' that 'increased to a roar of disbelief as the band started to play' which'swelled to a mighty howl of outrage and bewilderment...' Half the audience walked out.
Animated Documentary Film // Duration: 00:08:00