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A central city is tossed back and forth between preparations for a major festive event - the Cycling World Championships - and hostage-taking by COVID-19. Like a contemporary chronicler, director Lode Desmet films his city during a period that was unprecedented for everyone. He sees Leuven and its people changing during the corona crisis, streets emptying and filling up again, hopes and plans coming and going. A contemporary chronicle of an extraordinary period.

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Belgian selection

DOCVILLE presents the ten best Belgian documentaries of the past year. Films that capture special places in our country, such as a small pigsty or an operating room where hypnosis is used, but also films that look beyond national borders and zoom in on, for example, Iceland, Congo, Ireland or Turkey. Documentaries made by familiar faces or by young newcomers. The strongest film will be announced the winner of the Jury Prize for Best Belgian Documentary.
Most films are followed by an outro from the director.

Portret Historical documentary Dutch spoken or subtitled

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The screening of 24.03 will be followed by an Q&A with the director and with the major of Leuven, one of the main characters in the documentary
The screening of 29.03 will be followed by an Q&A by the director


Directed by Lode Desmet
2023 128 min.
Dutch, English
Subtitles: English


Belgian selection


Lode Desmet


Lode Desmet

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