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Gust Van den Berghe

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Introducing

On the occasion of the release of the film Lucifer, the CINEMA GALERIES is organising a retrospective and an exhibition around Gust Van den Berghe’s triptych, of which Lucifer is the last part, from 18 February to 7 March.

Introducing

On the occasion of the release of the film Lucifer, the CINEMA GALERIES is organising a retrospective and an exhibition around Gust Van den Berghe’s triptych, of which Lucifer is the last part, from 18 February to 7 March.

On the occasion of the release of the film Lucifer, the CINEMA GALERIES proposes from February 18 to March 7 a retrospective and an exhibition around the tryptic of Gust Van den Berghe:

18/02 – 7 pm: Premiere of Lucifer and opening of the exhibition (VOSTFR);
21/02: Little Jesus of Flandr (VOSTFR);
28/02: Blue Bird (VOSTFR).

Gust Van den Berghe (born 1985) is a Belgian multidisciplinary artist. Driven by a great passion for music, he soon developed a passion for theatre and dance. He studied audiovisual arts at the RITS film school in Brussels and completed his training with a postgraduate degree in Transmedia at SintLukas. In 2010, he directed his first feature film, also a graduation film at RITS, En waar de sterre bleef stille staan (Little Baby Jesus of Flandr international title). The three main roles were played by actors with Down syndrome. His second feature film – Blue Bird – is an adaptation of the play The Blue Bird by Belgian Maurice Maeterkinck, winner of the 1908 Nobel Prize for Literature. Blue Bird, or how one day in the life of a child can change his world forever. The film, which has a universal theme, was shot in Togo with a Togolese crew and local children as the only actors. In 2010 and 2011, it was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. The first year with Little Baby Jesus of Flanders (the international title of En waar de sterre bleef stille staan) then for Blue Bird. Also in 2010, he received the Jo Ropcke Award at the Ghent International Film Festival for Little Baby Jesus of Flanders and the Best Director Award at the Athene Film Festival. The film was also selected by the Munich, Milan, Sarajevo, Jerusalem, Pusan, Valladolid and Taipei film festivals. Lucifer is an adaptation of the play of the same name by Joost Van den Vondel and is the third piece in the triptych Little Jesus van Flanders and Blue Bird. The film won the Grand Prize at the Black Nights International Film Festival in Tallinn.

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