Charleroi: Le Pays Aux 60 MontagnesGuy-Marc Hinant

A visual essay about an industrial city in all its facets. Charleroi, on the banks of the Sambre, is a sultry metropolis in which René Magritte, a homeless camp, advocates of a new urban design, deep red socialists, the discoverer of the Big Bang and the supporters of the Zebras intersect. Charleroi is facing the beginning of a new era, but no one knows exactly what that will look like.

Charleroi, the former epicenter of the European coal and steel industry, is a city in decline without a clear view of a better future. It is also the hometown of writer, music producer and filmmaker Guy-Marc Hinant. Memories from his childhood bring hidden places to light in the dark city. They are the poetic note in this quirky and eclectic history of Charleroi. The story of the glory and fall of the industrial wonder is intertwined with his personal traumas and silent childhood memories. It is a back and forth in time and space with the only constant being the lights of the city against the dark hinterland.



Visually stunning Society Poverty Portret

Vertoond op editie(s) 2019
Screened at edition(s) 2019

Filminfo

Directed by Guy-Marc Hinant
België
2018 126 min.
Frans
Subtitles: English


Programme

Belgian selection

credits
Director

Guy-Marc Hinant

Producer

Michel Steyaert, Manu Riche

Production company

Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles – CVB, Riche, Riche & Riche

Cinematography

Vincent Pinckaers

Editing

Simon Arazi

Music

Xavier Hinant

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