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Problemski Hotel

Directed by Manu Riche, 2015

Main Info

Feature fiction, Belgium – the Netherlands
110’, DCP, Dolby 5.1, Colour

Synopsis

The cross-frontier migrant’s life ‘within the system’ - an endless, featureless, futureless round of queues - becomes even bleaker in December. Bipul doesn’t want to admit it, but the arrival of Lidia, a Russian girl makes a difference. Hope? Surely not! A future? Get real! December is also the ninth month of Martina’s pregnancy. But, just when the situation seems hopeless, help is at hand. A Christmas story.

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Screening

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Press

Review premiere

Film Fest Ghent

De vluchtelingenproblematiek in kafkaiaans perspectief

De Morgen

Video: Dimitri Verhulst and Marijke Pinoy

Van Gils en Gasten

Video: VRT news

VRT

Une claque. Une respiration aussi.

Un Grand Moment de Cinéma

Video: RTBF

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"Ik hoop vooral dat mijn films vragen opwerpen"

News Monkey

"It’s difficult for my generation to understand what most of these refugees are escaping"

Flanders Today

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Credits

Director Manu Riche

Writers Steve Hawes, Manu Riche

From the novel by Dimitri Verhulst

Cast Tarek Halaby, Evgenia Brendes, Gökhan Girginol, Lydia Indjova, Marijke Pinoy, Kristien de Proost, Pieter Verelst, Aurélie Di Marino, Gorges Ocloo

Producer Emmy Oost - Cassette for timescapes

Co-producers Denis Vaslin & Fleur Knopperts - Volya Films, Geneviève De Bauw - Thank You & Good Night Productions, BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance, STAP program of Telenet, VRT/ Canvas, Riche Riche & Riche

Associate producer Samuel Feller - Magellan Films

With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Flanders Image, Netherlands Film Fund and the Netherlands Film Production Incentive, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, MEDIA programme of the European Union, The Tax Shelter of the Belgian federal government

Distribution Lumière

Awards

Grand Prix du Jury International Ciné + at Festival International du Film de La Roche-sur-Yon 2016 (FR)

Best Actor in a feature film Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival 2016

Prix de Fiction Brussels in Love Film Festival 2016 (BE)

Ensor Best Debut Filmfestival Oostende 2016 (BE)

Special Mention of the Cinéscop Jury at Valence Scénario - Festival International des Scénaristes 2017 (FR)

Grand Prix du Jury Festival Effervescence 2017 (FR)

Selections

Film Fest Gent 2015 (BE) World premiere

IFFR 2016 (NL) International premiere

Raindance Film Festival 2016 (UK) Opening film

Cinequest International FF 2016 (USA) US premiere, Global Landscape competition

Febiofest 2016 (CZ) New Europe competition

Internationales Filmfestival Innsbruck 2016 (AT)

Moscow International Film Fest 2016 (RU)

Verona IFF 2016 (IT) Officially selected for Best Film Award

Love Is Folly 2016 (BG)

World Film Fest Montreal 2016 (CA)

Oldenburg International Filmfest 2016 (DE)

Weihnachtsfilmfestival 2016 (DE)

Festival International du Premier Film d’Annonay 2017 (FR)

Rencontres du Cinéma Européen 2017 (FR)

Rencontres Cinévoyageur - Cinéma Confluent 2017 (FR)

Prachtige films! - Filme aus den Niederlanden und Flandern 2017 (DE)

European Union Film Festival 2017 (SG)

Arab Film Festival 2017 (JO)

MF Opowiadania - 13th International Short Story Festival 2017 (PL)

IOM Global Migration Festival 2017 (WW)

Under Construction Festival 2018 (PS)

Semaine européenne du cinéma 2018 (BF)

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