38th Wallimage session: Walloon stars are present

  • 16.04.2010

Sometimes, there are moments you just know will make history. This 38th Wallimage investment round is definitely a red-letter day. Let’s see, the board of directors decided to co-produce three films, by the Dardenne brothers, Bouli Lanners and Patrick Ridremont, also four absolute stars in our audiovisual landscape. Nice catch!

Delivrez-moi, new opus by the Dardenne brothers is a dense and moving urban drama, about filiation, with a strong cast: there is Jérémie Rénier, one of their regulars, and aside from him Jean-Pierre and Luc also put their money on a female star, for the first time, as until now they liked to put the spotlight on young, unknown actresses. But now it is the turn of Cécile de France to enter their universe and we are anxiously awaiting to see the result of this high profile meeting.

An actor who became a director out of passion, Bouli Lanners is already claiming his spot as a force to be reckoned with within the world of Belgian cinema. The man has a unique outlook, tone and personality. After the sumptuous Eldorado, he now takes on Géants: two adolescents left on their own meet a third and discover… life.

For ten years now, Francophone Belgian cinema has been continuously reinventing itself: its universe is exponentially expanding, new actors, new directors arrive every year. We are therefore really curious to see how Patrick Ridremont will manage his entry on the big screen, both behind and in front of the camera, as well as in the role of screenplay writer. Good to know: Dead Man Talking rests on an absolutely brilliant idea we will however not divulge here. It’s a question of life or death…