5th Wallimage/Bruxellimage session: Art and pigs

  • 10.10.2010

Caviar, who already brought us Smoorverliefd (opening of this year’s Ghent festival), has done it again with Madonna’s Pig, a surreal comedy where a mechanical pig representative gets lost in the Westhoek and ends up in a small village on the verge of a nervous breakdown. With Frank Van Passel at the helm, there is little chance of being disappointed…

Alongside this Belgian version of Ch’tis, the Wallimage board of directors has decided to co-finance two beautiful portraits of women, two intense and humanistic dramas that should, we’re willing to bet, attract the attention of some festivals before upsetting their target audiences.

The screenplay of The Meaning of Our Sentences (working title), which has won two awards, plunges the young Ombline into the merciless world of a women’s prison where she discovers that she is … pregnant and that her child will be born behind bars! Entre Chien et Loup co-produces for Belgium this first feature film by Stéphane Cazes in which Mélanie Thierry gets a unique chance to prove her talent.

The third file selected is a collaboration between… four countries and five co-producers. Tchin Tchin Prod (France), Tip Images Productions (Switzerland), Sahara Productions (Morocco) and for Belgium Eyeworks (Flanders) and the Walloon European Film Company have joined forces to bring to life the story of Sarah, kidnapped by her father who takes her to live in Morocco. Largely based on a real-life experience, Le Sac de Farine (working title) is supported by a promising cast. With this strong and well-constructed story, the Brussels director Kadila Saidi Leclere promises to thrill us.