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BRAK / Fallow

BRAK / Fallow

Fortress Europe has collapsed. North-Europeans are forced to migrate. Lucas, a middle-class man, gets stranded in a coastal village as he searches for a passage to a brighter elsewhere. Through the difficulties and dilemmas he faces, Fallow explores how far the end justifies the means and how the price we are prepared to pay can turn sacrifice into betrayal. Laurent Van Lancker’s debut feature mixes contemporary realities with predictions of a possible nearby future. Fallow is filmed on location in real settings – in refugee camps and the abandoned city of Doel.

LAURENT VAN LANCKER is a Belgian anthropologist and filmmaker. He occasionally lectures at film schools around the world. Van Lancker’s works focus on cultural, social, and religious themes. His feature documentary film Surya, From Eloquence to Dawn won international awards and had a theatrical release in Belgium. Van Lancker is the author of various short and art films. Fallow is his feature film debut. // Films (selection): Entre deux mers (Between Two Seas, 1994, short), Pierre (2000, short), Surya, From Eloquence to Dawn (2006, doc), Brak (Fallow, 2015)

Competition Fiction 2016

LAURENT VAN LANCKER

Belgium 2015
DCP / color
80 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Laurens De Geyter
Editing
Simon Arazi
Sound
Arne Winderickx, Joey Van Impe, Laszlo Umbreit, Paul Heymans
Music
Patrick Codenys, Laszlo Umbreit, Aroma di Amore
Cast
Tibo Vandenborre, Aurora Marion, Sam Louwyck
Producers
Ellen Meiresonne (Polymorfilms, BE)

Trailer

Production

Polymorfilms
18 rue T. Verhaegenstraat
1060 Brussels, Belgium
contact@polymorfilms.be
www.polymorfilms.be
World Sales

Polymorfilms
18 rue T. Verhaegenstraat
1060 Brussels, Belgium
contact@polymorfilms.be
www.polymorfilms.be

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Film Fest Gent 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere