Mr. Nobody, best Belgian film of the year!

  • 13.09.2010

The Ostend Film Festival closed on September 11. Dozens of feature films, many of which were never shown before, were presented. And some prizes were distributed.
For the first time a professional jury was in charge of awarding the Vlaamse Filmprijzen to the best Flemish films of the year in nine categories. Not surprisingly, De Helaasheid der dingen won in five of the eight categories.

In Ostend, the Fonskes, a traditional award, is also given. This year, the fabulous Mr Nobody was simply elected best Belgian film for 2010. Jaco van Dormael received the precious little statuette made by the sculptor Jef Claerhout. She embodies “the source of wisdom” which fits particularly well with the film and the character.