A new beginning for film archives: Cinémathèque royale de Belgique

La Cinémathèque royale de Belgique reopens its doors on July 1st. Security measures have been implemented to ensure the safety of everyone during the screenings. The seating capacity has been limited and it is strongly encouraged to purchase the tickets in advance. To read all the safety measures, click here.

The program for its reopening features a series of interesting film exhibitions:

  • Artists in focus has decided to highlight, from July 1st to August 5th, the work of Chantal Akerman in honor of what would have been the 70th anniversary of her birth. The exhibition, in collaboration with the Chantal Akerman Foundation, features movies such as News from Home, South, On the Other Side, Tomorrow we’re moving, American Stories and Portrait of a Young girl from the late 60s in Brussels. Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Brussels is still available via video on demand. To read the full program, click here.
  • Classics & Anthologies will feature, from July 1st to August 31st, films like Dust (Marion Hansel, 1985), Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958), L’Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960), Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, 1958) and Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1951). To discover the full line-up, click here.
  • Jeunes Fans de ciné, from July 2nd to August 30th, is the film exhibition dedicated to young cinephiles, featuring titles such as The General (Clyde Bruckman & Buster Keaton, 1926), Mary Poppins (Robert Stevenson, 1964), Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (Robert Zemeckis, 1988) and Les 400 coups (François Truffaut, 1958). To discover the full line-up, click here.
  • Anthologie du cinéma muet will offer a series of gems from the mute era, such as La fille de Delft (Alfred Machin, 1914), Stachka (Sergei M. Eisenstein, 1924) and Voyage Au Congo (Marc Allégret, 1927). To discover the full line-up, click here.

Even if the Cinémathèque reopens, the series of Cine-Concerts will continue to take place on Facebook Live, thanks to the pianists Stéphane Orlando and Hughes Maréchal.

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