Agenda

Iedere maand licht Kortfilm.be een handvol niet te missen kortfilms uit, te zien in een bioscoop of museum in Vlaanderen of Brussel, of online.Every month, Kortfilm.be highlights a handful of must-see short films, screening in a cinema or museum in Flanders or Brussels, or online.

Udo Kier dies his way through film history. He screams, falls, is dismembered, shot or commits suicide. Again and again his empty gaze, again and again his rigid body.

A young man approaches some sailors, who eventually turn on him, strip him naked and beat him to death. Subsequently, fireworks explode.

An adaptation of a play by Aimé Césaire, in which a revolutionary contemplates his life just before dying in a great collective disaster.

Large parts of Goma were covered with lava after the eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano in January 2002. Today kids live in the ruins on the lava. They sell paper hankies to grown-ups in the city, and lava rocks to construction builders.

A sensory insight into the life of an Iranian refugee. After the Iranian revolution in 1979, numerous Iranian intellectuals and artists had to flee their beloved country. Many of them settled in Paris and tried to build a new life, often without success.

A trip to the Côte d'Azur, with its blue skies, beaches and endless sunbathing people.

A collage about mortality by Stan Brakhage, one of the most prominent figures of experimental film of the 20th century.

A sleeping man dreams of a city at dusk. Or is the city dreaming of him?

A crane operator discovers a freedom he finds nowhere else, dozens of feet above the ground.

Surrounded by the sound of nocturnal animals, a girl falls into a deep sleep. Gradually we slip into her dream that takes us on a cosmic journey through the meadows of Erpe-Mere.

A group of people who don't know each other are stuck in a traffic jam on a foggy highway. The fog just won't clear up, creating a lot of uncertainty.

Jean Vigo's very first film. The silent documentary shows Nice residents in their daily routines, and the prevailing social inequalities.

In Dominique Loreau's very first (short) film, a woman wanders the streets of Brussels, waiting to leave for the tropics with a man she happened to meet in a pub.

A conceptual experiment about what it means to start a film with a black image grows into a subtle personal essay about the filmmaker.

 

A recently retired father invites his son to help him with the cherry picking in the garden. The father is in no hurry to finish the cherry job though, as he tries to catch up with his son. The cherries remain in the background.

A sleeping man dreams of a city at dusk. Or is the city dreaming of him?

La briglia sul collo (1974) is a wonderful example of Cecilia Mangini's talent for pointed observation combined with humor and social criticism.