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Rain
Olivia Rochette, Gerard-Jan Claes , 2012

Discover challenging, thought-provoking and surprising homegrown auteur films on the big screen. Avila, present! offers a brand new and diverse program of unique Belgian cinema. For its summer season, Avila, present! presents Rain by Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes. 

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Versions
Broken View (Hannes Verhoustraete, 2023)

A poetic essay film on the colonial gaze and the magic lantern. This early type of image projector was used in Belgian colonial propaganda, showcasing the good works of the Church, State and industry.

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Rosas danst Rosas (Thierry De Mey, 1997)

A cinematographic adaptation of the 1983 performance of the same name by dance company Rosas, which weaves together architecture, music and movement in a compelling and meticulous way.

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Fase (Thierry De Mey, 2002)

Twenty years after the eponymous choreography that put dance company Rosas on the map, the performance was adapted to film. The dance film explores the relationship between movement, music and image, creating a unique and immersive cinematic experience.

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Inside the Distance (Elias Grootaers, 2017)

A poetic portrait of Giorgi Shakhsuvarian, an Armenian boxing coach from Tbilisi.  While working and living in Belgium, he prepares a young boxer for his European championship. The film melds a sense of distance, the floating experience of time and space, and the choreography of boxing.

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Not Waving, But Drowning (Elias Grootaers, 2009)

On their way to the United Kingdom, a group of Indian refugees get stuck in the hermetic non-zones bordering the recreational community of Zeebruges, a Belgian seashore town. In their company we slowly lose all sense of time and place.

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Les rendez-vous d'Anna (Chantal Akerman, 1978)

Anna, a Belgian filmmaker, travels through northwestern Europe to promote her latest film. Her temporary stops and fleeting encounters paint a portrait of a young woman.

Collection
Paradox of Praxis

This collection is presented on the occasion of the exhibition Francis Alÿs. The Nature of the Game at WIELS (7 September 2023 to 7 January 2024) and offers a small selection of the artist's extensive video work.

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I comme Iran (Sanaz Azari, 2014)

Filmmaker Sanaz Azari learns to read and write in Persian, her native tongue. Gradually, the language lessons on Iranian culture turn into a poetic collage that questions the concept of freedom and the meaning of revolution.

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Soy Libre (Laure Portier, 2021)

Soy Libre shows Arnaud's insatiable desire for freedom on a nearly ten year long quest, which brings him from Northern France to Spain to Peru.

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To The Sea (Annik Leroy, 1999)

Leroy’s black-and-white images travel along the banks of the Danube, recounting the history of a disintegrated and devastated Eastern Europe. A film that oscillates between a poetic dream and a historical travelogue.

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Ma'loul Celebrates Its Destruction (Michel Khleifi, 1985)

Only once a year, the original inhabitants of Ma'loul are allowed to return to their Israeli-occupied village. Khleifi documents how the history of this place lives on in the present: in the memories of the old generations and in the imagination of their children.

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Fertile Memory (Michel Khleifi, 1981)

Lyrically blending both documentary and narrative elements, Khleifi skilfully and lovingly crafts a portrait of two Palestinian women whose individual struggles both define and transcend the politics that have torn apart their homes and their lives.

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Floréal (Thierry De Mey, 1983)
Floréal
Thierry De Mey,
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Spectres (Sven Augustijnen, 2011)
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Lumière, Mechelen
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Palace, Brussels
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Lumière, Antwerp
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Sphinx Cinema, Ghent
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Lumière, Antwerp
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Palace, Brussels
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Palace, Brussels
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Sphinx Cinema, Ghent
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Palace, Brussels
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Lumière, Bruges
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Cinema Storck, Ostend
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M Leuven, Leuven
+ Introduction by Lola Daels and Tine Hens
→ Broken View
Documenta Madrid, Madrid
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→ Rain
NW Aalst, Aalst
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→ Rain
Pianofabriek, Brussels
+ Q&A with Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes
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→ Golden Eighties
BUDA, Courtrai
→ Kind Hearts
VRT CANVAS
→ Kind Hearts
GC De Maalbeek, Brussels
Outdoor screening (Van Meyelplein, Etterbeek)
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→ Seagulls Die in the Harbour
Pianofabriek, Brussels
→ Branden
Proximamente Festival - KVS, Brussels
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→ Soy Libre
Pianofabriek, Brussels