MEET THE PRO
BY MATTHIEU REYNAERT
- SCRIPTWRITER - SCRIPT DOCTOR - DIRECTOR - JOURNALIST - SAE TEACHER-
A Belgian History:
Matthieu Reynaert took us not only through the history of filming in Belgium but also around the world with the Belgians that made it out there.
From the pioneering work of 17th-century scientist Joseph Plateau, the quirky silent films shot in the historic scenery of old Brussels, the Dardenne Brothers’ two Palmes d’Or to the famous Jean-Claude Van Damme ass-kicking, Reynaert illustrated the artistic achievements of Belgian filmmakers but also the economic realities that shaped cinema in this small but oh so complicated country.
Aiming to prove the diversity of a burgeoning industry, he painted a broad picture and tried to answer the question:
Is there even such a thing as « Belgian cinema »?
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About Matthieu Reynaert :
As a screenwriter and a film journalist who frequently writes for Focus Vif magazine, Matthieu Reynaert knows Belgian cinema from both sides. Apart from numerous script-doctorings and several short films, he co-wrote Joachim Lafosse’s "Our Children" (Best Actress Prize for Emilie Dequenne at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and Best Film at the Belgian Academy Awards the following year) and Luc Jabon’s "The Survivors" in 2017.
2018 will see the release of his first two shorts as a director.
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