LITTLE BABY JESUS OF FLANDR

by Gust Van den Berghe

Belgium, 2010, 74', black&white

 

The three beggars Suskewiet, Pitje Vogel and Schrobberbeeck are tired of being poor and hungry, so they go out singing Epiphany on Christmas Eve. Money, food and drink are thrust upon them, but on their way home they get lost in the woods and witness the birth of Little Baby Jesus. Dazzled by this miracle, they give away all their gains. When Christmas comes around, they decide to sing again. But puzzled about last year’s experience, they start to quarrel over their gifts. Eventually they fall out and go their own way.

 

Gust Van den Berghe


Passionate about music, Gust Van den Berghe got involved in dance at a early age and performed among others with Praga Khan, the Ballet Royal of Flanders, and Marc Bogaerts. Gust then joined the School of Audiovisual Art of Brussels where he directed his first full-length feature film LITTLE BABY JESUS OF FLANDR, which was selected to compete in the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010. BLUE BIRD is his second feature film.

 

FILMOGRAPHY

2011 BLUE BIRD, Fiction, 75 min.
2010 PETIT BEBE JESUS DE FLANDR, Fiction, 73 min.
2008 TEGENPOLEN, Documentary
2007 LES PETITS ROIS, Short documentary
2007 cum*SHOT, Documentary
2007 ON THE SURFACE, Short film
2006 CUT, Short fiction
2006 MY DADDY AND ME, Short Fiction

 

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Festivals

Cannes - Directors' Fortnight 2010 

 

Athens International Film Festival - Winner

Ghent International Film Festival - Winner

 

Filmfest München 

Jerusalem International Film Festival 

Palic European Film Festival

Sarajevo Film Festival

Milano Film Festival 

Pusan International Film Festival

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival

Miami International Film Festival

 

 

 

 

Year: 
2010
Duration: 
74'

Gust Van den Berghe


Passionate about music, Gust Van den Berghe got involved in dance at a early age and performed among others with Praga Khan, the Ballet Royal of Flanders, and Marc Bogaerts. Gust then joined the School of Audiovisual Art of Brussels where he directed his first full-length feature film LITTLE BABY JESUS OF FLANDR, which was selected to compete in the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010. BLUE BIRD is his second feature film.

 

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Country: 
Belgium Belgium
Synopsis: 

 

The three beggars Suskewiet, Pitje Vogel and Schrobberbeeck are tired of being poor and hungry, so they go out singing Epiphany on Christmas Eve. Money, food and drink are thrust upon them, but on their way home they get lost in the woods and witness the birth of Little Baby Jesus. Dazzled by this miracle, they give away all their gains. When Christmas comes around, they decide to sing again. But puzzled about last year’s experience, they start to quarrel over their gifts. Eventually they fall out and go their own way.

 

Festivals: 

Cannes - Directors' Fortnight 2010  Athens International Film Festival - WinnerGhent International Film Festival - Winner Filmfest München Jerusalem International Film Festival Palic European Film FestivalSarajevo Film FestivalMilano Film Festival Pusan International Film FestivalTaipei Golden Horse Film FestivalMiami International Film Festival    

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