This is my momentLieven Corthouts

Biniam Girmay, a 17-year-old promising cyclist from the African country Eritrea, dreams of riding the Tour de France. More than 10,000 cyclists have competed since 1903, but only six of them were black. Will Biniam become the seventh black cyclist in the tour de France?

Filmmaker Lieven Corthouts already featured at DOCVILLE in 2008 with his film My Future. This was later followed by award-winning documentaries such as Little Heaven and The Invisible City: Kakuma. In his latest work, Corthouts shadows renowned cyclist Biniam Grimay from the very beginning of his career. A unique portrait, filmed over six years, of a top tier athlete who steadily climbs the international rankings.

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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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The screening of 27.03 will be followed by a Q&A with the director


Directed by Lieven Corthouts
2024 106 min.
26/03: English subbed // 27/03: Dutch, French subs //Tigrinya
Subtitles: Dutch, French, English


Belgian selection


Lieven Corthouts


Magalie Dierick, Emmy Oost

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Dieter Diependaele

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