Se crasher pour exister Julien Henry

On a circuit, somewhere on the border between Flanders and France, Alizée dreams of being a race car driver, just like her boyfriend, her father, her mother and soon her little brother. On Sundays, she lets go of all the brakes, literally and figuratively. To them, this is more than a hobby. Racing is a way of life.

Award-winning director Julien Henry paints a particularly compelling portrait of a community whose lives revolve around a race track. Their heart and soul is in the races, they find their friends and family, connection, adrenaline and sometimes tragedy on the track. For Alizée, it is a way to blow off steam. But the circuit that has brought the community together for 40 years is forced to close due to administrative problems. How will Alizée and the community survive without their reason to exist?

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Belgian selection

DOCVILLE presents the best Belgian documentaries of the past year in a very varied selection: compelling stories about people who live for their passion, whether it be cycling, circuit riding or mermaids, but also socially probing stories about illegal adoption, the dangers of criticism under Putin, the link between jazz and decolonization or the abominable conditions in Vorst prison. Finally, there are also films with a more philosophical angle on the transience of the human body or the impact of imaging. The best film may call itself the winner of the Jury Prize for Best Belgian Documentary.


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This screening is followed by an Q&A with the director


Directed by Julien Henry
2023 65 min.
Subtitles: English


Belgian selection


Julien Henry


Joseph Rouschop, Michael de Nijs


Cedric Zoenen

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