at Brussels Short Film Festival 2023
During the 26th edition of Brussels Short Film Festival, the editorial team of Kortfilm.be will present its favourite films from the entire festival programme. Join us on the last day of the festival to discover what you've missed!
In addition to the three major competition blocks (for international, national and student films), the Brussels Short Film Festival also offers numerous thematic programmes, such as a focus on Sweden and films by Iranian female filmmakers.
Kortfilm.be hand-picked five must-see films from that vast selection and will show them together in a one-time-only screening. Part of the line-up is Ours, Morgane Frund's fascinating and thought-provoking graduation film, in which the filmmaker starts editing amateur footage of a bear observer but gradually shifts her focus towards his gaze. Another nature documentary is the remarkable Haulout, which travelled to almost every film festival in the world last year. Those who know nothing about it are better off keeping it that way. Observing animals does not get any more exciting than this.
Kicking off the selection, however, is an early short film by double Golden Palm winner Ruben Östlund. Autobiographical Scene Number 6882 is a tentative blueprint of some of the themes the Swedish auteur also deploys in his later work, such as ‘ego’ and ‘toxic masculinity’. Another Swedish film, on the other hand, explores the boundaries of femininity and the ‘female body’: Thrust swings on the verge of documentary, fiction and music video.
Last but not least, Belgian filmmakers Theo Degen and Charlotte Muller beautifully depict a youth romance and a tender tale about ghosts and summer feels in Alice et les soleils.
Presented (in English) by Florian Saerens.
Tickets can be purchased at Flagey during the course of the festival, which starts on April 26th. It's not possible to book online.
In collaboration with Brussels Short Film Festival.
On a remote coast of the Russian Arctic in a wind-battered hut, a lonely man waits to witness an ancient gathering. But warming seas and rising temperatures bring an unexpected change, and he soon finds himself overwhelmed.
Juck is a dance group that made its breakthrough in a 2013 viral video, where they pushed the limits of how the female body is allowed to express itself and make a statement. Since then they have ‘humped’ all over the world. A film that swings between documentary, dance and fiction asks the question, “What is femininity?”.