Mad in Belgium : The Return

Belgium FlagIt’s no secret to anyone that the few Belgian movies that get released in the theatres of the Kingdom are just the tiny tip of a giant film production iceberg. Some of the pictures that are floating underneath are completely deranged, experimental, improbable or underground, but all are craving to find their place in the sun (or under the Belgian drizzle, if you prefer). And as this kind of cinema is exactly our piece of cake, these films can only be enjoyed at the BIFFF, together with our always enthusiastic and jovial audience. That’s why this year we’re offering you a few slices of… Typically Mad in Belgium!

Papillon Noir PosterPapillon Noir

  • Friday 1 April 7pm – Cine 3

  • 3€

If there is something to darken the mood after coming back from sunnier climes, it’s that damn Monday. Once again at work, your tanned skin is bleaching away in front of the PC screen, your colleagues running away when you want to show the holiday pics… That’s at least what Julie and Matthew, a couple going through a crisis, expect to get on their plate. But they’re in for a surprise. There’s no sign of life from the family. Weird guys are shouting about the end of the world in the streets, the radio spews news flashes about a virus that makes Ebola look like a common cold and people who don’t seem to be alive (but also not really dead) have taken over the city center. And if that’s not enough, they also run into a raving serial killer who believes that God has chosen him to clean up the human race.

Laundryman PosterLaundry Man

  • Tuesday 5 April 8pm – Cine 3

  • 3€

Laundry Man is an English spoken horror film from Belgium that is inspired by the crimes of the American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer and the Hungarian-Belgian serial killer Andras Pandy. This is linked to the dangers of surfing the many obscure chat sites on the internet, where people take on a false identity. One of these fakers is Jeff, the lead character from the movie. He pretends to be an SM mistress who’s looking for a sister to her slave Julie. That way Jeff manages to gain the trust of his victims and lure them to his flat, where a gruesome fate awaits them.

SolitairesSolitaires : Le Bal des Sauvages

  • Saturday 9 April 8pm – Cine 3

  • 3€

It’s New Year’s Eve and while the Brussels’ city streets are teeming with drunken revelers, the paths of two solitary souls will cross. Max, a poor sod, is drowning his existential confusion in alcohol. Julie, a young woman, finds it impossible to reconcile herself with the bitter realities of her life. But on this festive night, they’ll try to put aside their personal mess and painful pasts. Unfortunately, that past remains hot on their heels. Max’s urgent money needs drove him to commit a robbery with a trio of idiots. Juliette missed a meeting with a bottle of sleeping pills and feels the urge to try again if she can’t find anything worth living. The clock is ticking away to midnight. Whatever happens, there will be fireworks!