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MILLENIUM Pays Homage to the Films that Represent the "Best of" 10 Years of Festival

 

2018 marks 10 years of the Millenium Festival. Since 2009, the Festival is a place of filmic discoveries, encounters and dialogue. It pursues its vocation to showcase documentaries which tackle the great issues of our times and which ask each person in the audience to rethink its relation to the world. Over the course of 10 years, hundreds of such outstanding films have been screened at the Festival, politically committed, deep reaching films from all over the world.

 

 

10 years of documentary cinema is cause for celebration. That is why we wanted to pay homage to the films that had a lasting effect on us because of their sensitivity and pertinence. Those films that represent the “Best of” the Festival, we want to share them with you by organizing special screenings at the Cinéma Galeries in Brussels starting from February 14, 2018.

 

Practical information

 
Where : Cinéma Galeries (www.galeries.be)
Galeries Royales de Saint Hubert
1000 Bruxelles
For more information, please contact us at contact[at]festivalmillenium.org
 
 

Programme

 

Wednesday 14/02/18 at 19.00

My Love, Don’t Cross that River

 
By Jin Mo-young
2013
South Korea
85 min
 
Directed by Jin Mo-young, "My Love, Don’t Cross that River" follows a couple, known as the “100-year-old lovebirds,” living in a sleepy mountain village in the Gangwon province. Similar to characters in a fairy tale, the two love each other dearly. They wear traditional Korean clothes every day and fall asleep holding hands. This documentary follows the couple for 15 months until the husband passes away. 
 

 

Thursday 22/02/18 at 19.00

Life Sentences

 
By Nurit Kedar and Yaron Shani
2013
Israel
96 min
 
An Arab man marries a Jewish woman. They live in quiet harmony within the Arab-Jewish community with their son and daughter. Later, the mother discovered that the father was behind dozens of myserious terrorist attacks that took place in the late 1960s. She then flees the country with her children to the other side of the world and settles in Montreal's Jewish-Orthodox community. When her children grow up, they will go back to heir motherland.
 
"Life sentences" was awarded the Objectif d’or at the 2014 Millenium Festival.
 

 

Thursday 01/03/18 at 19.00

Toto and his Sisters

 
By Alexander Nanau
2014
Romania
93 min
 
Toto, 9 years old, lives with his older sisters Andreea and Ana in a run down neighbourhood near Bucarest. The three Roma children are crammed into a single room. When he was five, Toto was forced to witness the arrest of his mother Siminca by a special unit of the Romanian police. She was charged with drug trafficking and sentenced to life in prison. The children are thus left to their own devices. For Toto and Andreea, life changes when they are finally taken in an orphanage.
 
"Toto and his Sisters" was awarded the Objectif d’or at the 2015 Millenium Festival.
 

 

Thursday 08/03/18 at 19.00

Recipes for Disaster

 
By John Webster
2008
Finland
85 min
 
Director John Webster convinces his wife and two small children that the whole family should go on an oil-free diet. In this comedy of errors they find themselves questioning their values and putting to test their will power and ultimately, their happiness.
 
 

 

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Japan: A Story of Love and Hate

 
By Sean McAllister
2008
UK
70 min
 
Before the 1992 economic crisis, Naoki, now in his forties, used to drive a BMW and manage a family business. One day, he finds himself on the streets. Now he lives in a room with his girlfriend Yoshi, half his age. He works part time (7 hours a day) at the post office whilst Yoshi has three jobs, of which one is working as an escort. A strange love that withstands the challenges of daily struggles.
 

 

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Ash and Money

 
By Tiit Ojasoo and Ene-Liis Semper
2013
Estonia
98 min
 
The NO99 Theatre announced in March of 2010 that it would use all the tricks commonly used in politics and communications over the following two months to create a new successful and energetic super-party “Unified Estonia”. The theatre organised a party convention and staged it with the participation of 7000 people. The documentary film produced about the project and its influences is a study of the state of affairs in democracy, the media and grass-roots society in the Republic of Estonia.