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it’s gala-time

BelCham New-York announced its Annual 2017 BelCham Gala.  A promising, magical and unforgettable evening at the prestigious historical Guastavino’s, a hidden New York treasure located in midtown.  RSVP is a must; see logistics below.

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watch Cannes Film Festival films via streaming

Since French is one of our three national languages, watching the Cannes Film Festival movies is a good idea, especially since Belgian actors are involved or films have been co-produced by Belgian companies.  The 70th festival takes place from 17 til 28 May and you can stream it via Sling Television [only available to viewers in the U.S.], on TV5Monde Channel.  For those who don’t know: Sling TV is like Netflix but for live television, no contracts.

The Belgian presence at the festival this year is rather meager but still,

  • L’amant double, an erotic thriller directed by François Ozon, stars Brussels actor Jérémie Renier as Paul.  Among the films partners is a co-production agreement with Belgian outfit Scope Pictures.
  • Loveless, about a couple locked in a bitter divorce when their 12 year-old son disappears, is from Andrej Zvyagintsev and opens the Palme d’Or competition program on May 18.  ‘Les Films du Fleuve‘, a Belgian company created by the famous brothers Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne in 1994, is co-producing the movie.
  • The biopic ‘Rodin from Jacques Doillon with Belgian actress Séverine Caneele.  Rodin is being co-produced Belgian outfit Artémis Productions
  • The rider‘, from LA-based Caviar, an award-winning entertainment company founded in Belgium in 2006,  is selected for the Quinzaine Des Réalisateurs.
  • The 12-year old Fantine Harduin [from Mouscron/Moeskroen] is Eve Laurent in ‘Happy end‘, a drama about a family set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop, from Michael Haneke.
  • And there is also a Belgian documentary La belge histoire du Festival de Cannes from Henri de Gerlache.

Dirk Brossé’s ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ | 5/14 & 15/2017

Be ready for a divine experience on May 14th or May 15th, 2017!  For its season’s finale, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia will present ‘Pictures at an Exhibition‘,  conducted by its own Musical Director: Gentenaar Dirk Brossé.  The performance will magically blend American painting and music, following Brossé’s musical interpretation of the seven by-him-selected artworks from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  While listening, the audience will enjoy simultaneously the projected paintings taking the overall experience to an impressive level.

ABC News “Love the Arts” presented a very nice segment about the concert.  And for those more curious about Brossé can see him ‘live’ during Van Gils & Gasten op “een”.

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