Cannes celebrates Belgian cinema

  • 24.04.2012

With five films selected in four sections of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Wallimage has achieved one of its best performances to date.

During this meeting, Philippe Reynaert, director of the regional funds(Bruxellimage is a partner of one of these films), has especially wanted to highlight the liveliness of the various components of our audiovisual sector: the producers who dare, the directors who force respect, the actors who move us, the technicians who are more and more valued and the service companies, specialized in post-production, sound, special effects, animation …

It is the convergence of all these talents that is responsible for the incredible success of our cinema abroad. And let’s not be picky: lining up so many (co)productions in the biggest festival in the world is not given to any country. Especially in a year when neither the Dardenne brothers nor Bouli Lanners have any work to offer.

When art boosts economic activity, it must be said. And be happy about it!

Philippe Reynaert’s speech is available here