Canada - Toronto International Film Festival - Koen Mortier, Ben Stassen, Nanouk Leopold14/09/2010
September 9 - 19, 2010
Koen Mortier's 22nd of May has been selected for the Contemporary World Cinema programme of the Toronto International Film Festival (9-19 September) where the film is to have its world premiere. Earlier this month, Ben Stassen's 3D animation film Sammy's Adventures: The Secret Passage and Nanouk Leopold's co-production Brownian Movement, were confirmed for the Sprockets Family Zone and the Visions programme respectively.
22nd of May is Koen Mortier's first feature after his successful Ex Drummer. The film depicts the various victims of a suicide bombing. Sam, an ordinary 40-year-old, works as a security guard at a shopping mall. His life is plunged into turmoil the day a young man carrying a backpack blows himself up in the mall. Fear, frustration and guilt are the central themes of this story. TIFF co-director Cameron Bailey described 22nd of May as a 'striking and thought-provoking response to our times'.
Ben Stassen's 3D animation feature Sammy's Adventures: The Secret Passage has been selected for the Sprockets Family Zone in Toronto. The film is a production by Ben Stassen and Eric Dillens for nWave Pictures.
In the minority Flemish co-production Brownian Movement by Nanouk Leopold , a relationship is tested when Charlotte lives out her secret sexual fantasies. The secret moments she spends with a variety of unusual men – patients she takes with her from the hospital – give her a fulfilment she cannot find in her marriage with Max. But when Max finds out, their marriage breaks down. They try desperately to save their relationship.