We will kick off the 3rd edition of the Low Countries Film Festival with the beautiful and award winning Flemish film “Home”.
Home focuses on a group of youngsters and the adults who surround them. Both find it difficult to communicate and to understand each other’s closed-off worlds. Into this community of two struggling generations arrives 17-year-old Kevin. He starts an apprenticeship at his aunt’s store and moves in with her and her family. Kevin quickly adapts to his new home and gets along with his cousin Sammy. Through Sammy’s circle of friends he meets John. Soon we discover John lives an unbearable situation with his mother and Kevin feels the urge to help his new friend. One evening fate intervenes and questions of betrayal, trust and loyalty start to impact on their daily lives more than ever.
Drinks and Belgian refreshments will be served afterwards.
This film won:
- Best Director award at Venice Film festival 2016
- The Grand Prize of the Jury at the European film Festival of Les Arcs 2016
- Six Ensors Awards at the Film Festival O0stende 2017
- Best Film, Best Director and Best Music award at the Ghent International Film Festival 2016
A big thanks to Flanders House for sponsoring this event.
Watch the trailer here:
We will also show the Dutch short film “The Origin of Trouble”, in which a curious daughter questions her father about his absence, by interviewing him and her whole family she tries to create a new understanding. (by Tessa Louisa Pope)
- Date: Wednesday 1 November 2017
- Film: Dutch Spoken, English subtitles
- Time: 7.00 pm
- Doors open: 6.30 pm
- Tickets: £10, students £5,-.
- Location: Dutch Centre, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N2HA