This Magnificent Cake! / To niezwykłe ciasto! / Ce Magnifique Gâteau !
Belgium, France, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, 2018
An anthology film set in colonial Africa in the late 19th century telling the stories of 5 different characters: a troubled king, a middle-aged Pygmy working in a luxury hotel, a failed businessman on an expedition, a lost porter and a young army deserter.
Selected rewards and nominations:
The screening will be preceded by a projection of the film Oh Willy..., Belgium, France, The Netherlands, 2012, 16’35’’
Fifty-something Willy returns to the naturist community where he spent his youth to visit his dying mother. When she dies shortly after he arrives, Willy is confronted with the choices he made in his life. In confusion and sadness, he retreats into the forest. After a rough start, he finds himself under the maternal protection of a gentle hairy beast.
Original language: no dialogues
Rewards and nominations: 140 festival selections, 80 international awards, 8 special mentions
Marc James Roels & Emma De Swaef
Marc is a live-action director, making award winning shorts ‘Mompelaar’ in 2007 and ‘A Gentle Creature’ in 2010.
Emma specializes in stop-motion and doll-making, her preferred working materials include wool, felt and textile.
Together they made the short film ‘Oh Willy…’ in 2012, a stop-motion short that won 80 international awards including the Cartoon d’Or for best European short, and a Cézar nomination. They are based in Antwerp, Belgium and ‘Ce Magnifique Gâteau !’ is their latest production.