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Today in our Theatres

CINEMATEK@FLAGEY

Place Sainte-Croix, 1050 Bruxelles  02 641 10 20
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iscover the cinema selection we bring to Flagey, Studio 5 - Agnès Varda.

DP Juan Sarmiento G.’s miraculously unobtrusive camera seems to erase itself from the process altogether, while Edson Secco’s scoreless sound design envelopes us in the unfolding moment. And so few words are spoken that the screenplay has all but evaporated too, and all there is, is José’s mission, etched into his weather-sculpted face, his fathomless black eyes and the sinews of his tanned shoulders. A nonprofessional in his first film, Lobo gives a riveting performance destined to garner little attention because it is so massive as to be invisible: At times he feels less like a character in a movie than an expression of pure, single-minded will, given human form. Nicolás Rincón Gille has released his first feature film: Valley of Souls. This tragic and powerful story, with its tropical setting and themes, overlaps with the director’s documentaries, which we will also be showing at Flagey.

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Much more than movie theatres

Groups & schools
CINEMATEK à la carte
CINEMATEK à la carte

CINEMATEK continues to offer families, colleagues and groups exclusive and intimate private screenings for their social bubble.

Library
Library
Library

The library has a rich collection of books, specialized magazines, press clippings, photos and posters about film and cinema.

Our Collections
Chantal Akerman Collection
Chantal Akerman Collection

CINEMATEK not only conserves all the films of this masterful director, but also manages her entire archive.

Exhibitions
Wunderkammer
Wunderkammer

In the Wunderkammer, the history of film is brought to life through various interactive showcases, starting from the Chinese shadow play to the cinematograph of the Lumière brothers.

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Covid Safe Ticket

In view of the evolution of the number of contaminations, CINEMATEK is reintroducing, in addition to the compulsory mask and CST, a 70% limit on the capacity of its cinemas.

Welcoming you to a film in safe conditions remains one of our main objectives.

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Order our new Thierry Zéno dvd.

Thierry Zéno is a forerunner in the history of Belgian cinema, both in terms of international recognition and in terms of brilliant craftsmanship and absolute daring. Add his 3 defining films, carefully restored by CINEMATEK, to your DVD collection: Wedding Trough, Of the Dead and Bouche sans fond ouverte sur les horizons. Available in presale from 25/08.


Published in collaboration with the CINEMATHÈQUE DE LA FÉDÉRATION WALLONIE-BRUXELLES.