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ABOUT THE FILM

An American couple, Frank and Cathy, take their lovesick son, Julian, on a trip to Ghent to discover his Belgian roots. When Julian meets the love of his life there, the goal of their trip is achieved in a most unexpected way...

Credit

DIRECTOR'S DATA

Nationality:
Belgium
Activities:
Vincent Coen (1975) and Jean-Julien Collette (1978) met at the 5th Berlinale Talent Campus in 2008.
Back in Belgium, sharing the same thematic obsessions, they decide to work together.
They team up with Jean-Julien’s father, Jean Collette, established playwright and screenwriter (The Missing Link ‘official selection Cannes 1980’ with the voices of Bill Murray and Christopher Guest).
Nowadays, they prepare what will be their first long feature: “Rabbits”.

Screening / Award history:
- Festival de Cine de Gualeguaychú / Argentina
- Mudgee International Short Film Festival / Australia
- Bradford International Film Festival / UK
- World of Comedy International Film Festival - Toronto
- Northern Waves International Film Festival / Iceland
- Big Pond Adelaide Film Festival / Australia
- Festival de Cortos Rodinia / Spain
- Festival Arteficial – Ourense / Spain
- Orléans Video Festival / France
- Festival de Cortos Penca - San Juan / Argentina


- Romance in Can / Love Short film Festival / Miami
- KONTRAST Bayreuther Filmfest / Lebano
- Montelly Film Festival / France
- Festival Internacional de Cine Digital – Viña del Mar / Chile
- La Pedrera Short Film Festival / Uruguay
(Best Directing)
- Busho International Short Film Festival (Informational) – Budapest / Hungary
- Sky Prods Festival / France
(1st Prize)
- Certamen de cine y vídeo joven de Irún / Spain
- Kalpanirjhar International Short Film Festival / India
- Universidad de la Laguna International Short Film Festival – Tenerife / Spain
- Kino Klub Novi Sad / Film Front International Film Festival / Serbia
- Leioa Short Film Festival / Spain
(1st Prize)
- Vídeo Jove – Alella Short Film Festival – Barcelona
(1st Prize)
- Taghit d’Or – International Short Film Festival / Algeria
(Special Mention)
- Berwick-Upon-Tweed Film & Media Art Festival / UK
- Avalanche de Bobines / France
- Liceo Casino Vilagarcía International Short Film Festival / Spain
- ENKARZINE - Basque Country / Spain - Mostra Curtas de Noia / Spain
- Sexmetraia – Concurso de Cortos / Spain
- Filmets International Film Festival / Baladona / Spain
- Festival Ícaro de Cine y Video en Central America / Guatemala
- Izmir International Short Film Festival / Turkey
- Cusco International Short Film Festival – FENACO / Peru
- Cancun Riviera Maya International Film Festival / Mexico
- Sólo para Cortos / International Short Film Festival with a Social Theme – Nou Barris – Barcelona
- Manresa Film Noir International Film Festival / Spain
(Placido Prize Best Script)
- Festival Relatos Cortos - Merlo / Argentina
- PLATFORMA VIDEO8 International Film Festival / Greece
- CAN2008 Leicester International Short Film Festival / UK
- UPM Short Film Festival – Madrid / Spain
(Jury Special Mention)
- Prague Short Film Festival
(Special Jury Award)
- Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre - Fantastic & Horror Film / Argentina
- FILMSTOCK International Film Festival - Luton / UK
(Public Prize)
- Norrköping Film Festival Flimmer / Norway
- FeSanCor Short Film Festival / Chile
- Raindance Film Festival / UK
- Festival du Film de Beauvais - Régions d'Europe – Festicourt / France
- Hollywood Film Festival / USA
- La Boca del Lobo International Film Festival / Madrid
- TCM Classic Shorts Film Competition / UK
(Finalist)
- Bunter Hund - Munich International Short Film Festival
- Filmfest Eberswalde / Germany
- Zimbabwe International Film Festival Trust
- Mill Valley Film Festival / USA
- International Panorama of Independent Filmmakers / Greece
- Bogotá Film Festival / Colombia
- Novara Cine Festival - Italy
- Valdivia International Film Festival / Chile
- Detmold International Short Film Festival / Germany
- Reggio International Short Film Festival / Italy
- Queer Lisboa - Lisbon Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival / Portugal
- Silhouette Film Festival / Paris
- SF Shorts / San Francisco
(Director's Special Recognition award)
- Luksuz Festival / Slovenia
(Best Fiction)
- Canary Wharf Film Festival – CWFF / UK
(People’s Choice Award)
- Salento International Film Festival – Italy
- Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films / USA
(Mini Movie Channel Award – 2d place)
- Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival – Toronto / Canada
(Best Sceenplay)
- DOKUFEST International Documentary and Short Film Festival - Prizren / Kosovo
- Arrivano I Corti International Short Film Festival – Roma
- Ciné sans Filet International Short Film Festival – Alet Les Bains / France
- International Short and Animation Film Festival - Open Cinema / Saint-Petersburg
(Audience Sympathy Prize)
- Corto in Sabina - International Short Film Festival / Italy
- Cicle de Curtmetratges Agustí Comes – Vinàros / Espagne
- Bunker International Film Festival – Italy
(Jury’s Pick)
- Villanueva de la Serena International Festival of Audiovisual Creation - FICA / Spain
- Fantosfreak Festival / Barcelona – Spain
(Best actor)
- International Short Film Festival FiberFIB / Benicàssim / Spain
(Best actor)
- Jornadas Multiculturales y Ciclo de cine - Un Mundo: Muchas Miradas / Àlava / Pays Basque - Spain
- Inshorts / St Petersburg / Russia
- Panorama Belgian Talents / Moscow / Russia
- Muestra Audiovisual Libre y Libertaria - Madrid
- Festival Digital El Sector / Madrid
(Best actor)
- Visual / Festival of Audiovisual Creation Ciudad de Majadahonda / Spain
- 2ANNAS International Short Film Festival – Riga / Latvia
- Alicante Internacional Film Festival / Spain
- Radio City International Short film Festival / Valencia / Spain
- Libertas Film Festival – Dubrovnik / Croatia
- Maremetraggio International Short Film Festival – Trieste / Italy
- Manlleu Short Film Festival / Spain
(Jury’s Special Mention)
- Navarcles International Solidarity Film Festival / Barcelona
- European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux / Extérieur Nuit
- NPS New Arrivals Competition / Netherlands
- Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival / Serbia
- Aigues-Vives Film Festival / France
(Audience’s favourite)
- Muestra Internacional de Cine de Palencia / Spain
- La Fila Short Film Festival / Valladolid / Spain
- San Roque International Week of Short Film / Spain
- Short Escape / Belgium
- Turin International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival / Italy
- Lille European Film Festival / France
(Jury’s favourite)
- Love International Film Festival - Mons / Belgium
(Short Film Prize)
- Media 10/10 (2008) Prix du Public – Namur / Belgium
- Media 10/10 (2007) – Namur / Belgium
- Amiens International Film festival / France
- Brussels International Independent Film Festival
(Jury’s prize)
- Festival Silence Saturne / Belgium
- Namur International Festival of French Speaking Films / FIFF
(2d Prize)
- Montréal World Film Festival
- Le Court en Dit Long (Paris)
(Cinécourt Prize)
- Brussels International Short Film Festival
(Public Prize)

93 people voted

ogura
2013-06-03 12:44:43

星4かなりよかった。

tanao8561
2011-05-05 08:00:14

very nice!
motherfucker movie!
最後無理やりいい話にしようとしてるのが逆に笑える!

tid
2011-03-25 05:11:09

なんていうかすごい奥が深い
映画でした
普通に考えるとあり得ないと思いますが
恋は恋愛は年の差もろもろ含めて
こえていくのかななんて思ってみたり

preben
2011-01-02 02:49:22

Very original and questioning subject with as background belgian identity and culture very nicely shooted.

kishore
2011-01-01 16:33:10

breaking the forms &relationship created by society.there is only men &woman in this world .nothing else.

endeiku
2010-12-27 15:27:34

母とは何だろう?自分の母を女として愛してしまったことがわかっても、恋しい運命の人には変りなかった。母と押しつけられる方がリアルではない。
こどもとして母の乳房をねだることと、愛する女性への愛撫は違うが、母に恋するタブーはその対象が同じということだ。
しかし、彼には乳房をねだる別の母親がいた。リアルな母親が存在したのだ。しかし、出生はその子宮とは違っていた。
魅力ある女性として愛した記憶と、記憶にない真実を言い渡される体験。彼には、どちらがリアルだったのだろう。ぼくには、どうだろう。あなたには。

nickias2509
2010-12-22 05:09:57

Bertrand
2010-12-21 03:13:57

Very likable characters and a touching topic make this an outstanding movie!

zpo
2010-12-20 23:16:54

:)

Maria Elena
2010-12-20 05:33:24