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CHARLEROI, LE PAYS AUX 60 MONTAGNES / Charleroi, the Land of 60 Mountains

CHARLEROI, LE PAYS AUX 60 MONTAGNES / Charleroi, the Land of 60 Mountains

I have always wanted to leave Charleroi and always wanted to film it - to record the passing of time there. I return to the city, caught between a buried past and a future yet to be invented. This is the portrait of an industrial city with its collapses, mutations, landscapes and language. A film that features René Magritte, a camp of homeless people, key figures in urban revival, the inventor of the Big Bang, Les Zèbres (Royal Charleroi Sporting Club), socialism, the mute astonishment of childhood… A back and forth through different space-times from which emerge, backlit, the lights of the Black Country. (Guy-Marc Hinant)


Guy-Marc Hinant
Guy-Marc Hinant (b. 1960) co-founded the Brussels-based label Sub Rosa that has been releasing experimental musical and literary recordings since 1987. Between 2000 and 2017 he co-produced with Dominique Lohlé numerous documentaries on figures in avant-garde music, such as David Toop, Leo Küpper and Luc Ferrari. He also wrote several graphic novels which were illustrated by Dominique Goblet.

Film Selection: Charleroi, le pays aux 60 montagnes (Charleroi, the Land of 60 Mountains, 2018, doc) - RAGE (2017, doc, with Dominique Lohlé) - Birobidjan, le nid est tombé dans les flammes (Birobidjan - The Nest Has Fallen Into The Flames, 2015, doc, CE'16) - Ghost of Silence - Tom Pauwels plays Fausto Romitelli (2014, doc, with Dominique Lohlé)

Architecture & Society 2019

Guy-Marc Hinant

Belgium 2018
126 minutes

Vincent Pinckaers
Simon Arazi
Laszlo Umbreit
Xavier Hinant
Cyril Bibas, Manu Riche, Geneviève De Bauw, Isabelle Christiaens, Annick Lernoud, Philippe Antoine



Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles, Riche & Riche, RTBF – Unité Documentaire
World Sales

Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
DOK Leipzig 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status 
Austrian Premiere