Animals, directed by Nabil Ben Yadir, premiered at the Ghent Film Festival this year and was in competition at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. Based on the true story of a young gay muslim man who suffered a brutal attack in 2012, Ihsane Jarfi, it is an unrelentingly violent chronicle of Belgium's first official homophobic murder, and it is sure to shock viewers with its intense realism.
Marie and Juliette quit their teaching jobs to open La Petite Ecole in the heart of Brussels where children, without former schooling and often exiled, are welcomed. Leaving aside formal learning, they offer them space and time to be children again before facing school which will expect them to be students. This film walks us through their efforts and research and thereby forces us to see the schooling system as a possible perpetuator of oppression that affects us all.
A documentary about social isolation and the disappearance of a generation of small independent shops in Flanders. For almost three decades, a ringing bell on the door was the soundtrack to their lives. Only on Sundays it was quiet. Some of them died, but others still stand behind the same shop counters.
A film about death and grieving, created with children, for children. Beyond the Stars is a short documentary for children in which certain questions and ideas they might have about death are discussed with a much older generation, for whom death doesn’t seem so far away. Through this dialogue, the film creates a safe space in which kids can find answers to questions about sensitive issues such as grief and physical loss.
For centuries the inhabitants of the Icelandic village Vík í Mýrdal maintained a mystique relationship with the nearby volcano 'Katla'. Today the tide reserved; the volcano is used as a lure for tourists and creates economic prosperity. In the villagers' search for wealth, they gradually become strangers in their own habitat.
Two young girls, partners in crime, walk into an uncertain future. Mathilde is 10 years old. She is a young, rough drifter and a connoisseur of 90s pop ballads. She walks along a deserted road with no beginning or end. She is accompanied by Daniëlle, her partner in crime. Both are waiting for tomorrow, a day their dreams might come true.
Nelly and Nadine is the unlikely love story between two women falling in love on Christmas Eve, 1944, in the Ravensbrück concentration camp. For many years their relationship was kept a secret.
Belgian writer, director, and actor Bouli Lanners’ latest is an engrossing drama about one man’s amnesia and the love story that rewrites his past.
A response to rising antisemitism, Israeli director Ari Folman's animated film of Anne Frank's diary and life also addresses the struggles of young refugees today.
Annette opened the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival and Leos Carax won the award for Best Director! Starring Marion Cottilard, Adam Driver and Simon Helberg in the leading roles, Annette is co-produced by SCOPE and Wrong Men and was supported by the Belgian Tax Shelter. We are proud to have collaborated on this wonderful project.
Tragicomic web series about best friends Flo and Isa. The twenty-somethings spend a lot of time in the bathroom, where they really get to know themselves and occasionally others.
Into the Night is a Belgian apocalyptic sci-fi drama thriller series created by Jason George, inspired by the 2015 Polish science fiction novel The Old Axolotl by Jacek Dukaj. In the second season, the remaining survivors secure their path to a NATO bunker, where they seek refuge from the deadly rays of the sun. Continuing their quest of survival with the military members in the bunker, they attempt to manage a burgeoning conflict and find a solution to the diminished supply of resources.
An intimate portrait of two young boys growing up together, this documentary explores the world through their eyes. What Makes Us Boys is a story about childhood and, most importantly, brotherhood.
November 1944, winter is coming. In the Southwest of the Netherlands, tens of thousands of Allied and German soldiers are engaged in The Battle of the Scheldt. In this epic feature, the Wehrmacht versus the resistance, crashing gliders and quite a bit of mud turn into a cinematographic beauty.
The series No Man’s Land tells the story of the Syrian civil war through the eyes of Antoine, a young French man, in search for his estranged, presumed-to-be-dead sister.
The new documentary of Eva Küpper starring the blind motorcyclist Ben Felten in a spine-tingling adventure trying to break a world blind landspeed record. Salty lakes, shiny bikes, and lots of dust ! Love it, wait until you see it!
This tragicomic fiction series focuses on ten obese men and women, who want to improve their lives and therefore participate in the 'Albatros' slimming camp in the Ardennes.
Paloma Sermon Daï tells the story of her brother and mother, an indestructible duo. She tackles the issue of addiction, a terrible and vastly underfunded affliction, through the prism of this love story between a mother and her son.
A ridiculed French woman in Vienna seeks to avenge her honor while concealing her efforts from the bourgeois community of fellow expatriates, where lies and slander reign.
Annapolis, Giant City is a documentary about the direct relation between architecture & urban design, and the people living in it.