“May-Day” named the winner at the Leuven short film festival

Sunday, 10 December 2017 22:14
The film “May-Day” by Brussels duo Felix De Beul and Olivier Magis was handed three awards during the closing ceremony for the Leuven short film festival on Saturday evening.
The jury award in the European competition went to “Le Bleu Blanc Rouge de mes Cheveux” by Josza Anjembee.

“May-Day” is the story of a Brussels Librarian looking for a successor. He gathers together a dozen candidates, which creates animated discussion and leads to complete chaos. The directors explained they wanted to show the “modern day tragedy” of people fed up with their jobs and others who would do anything to get one. The short film received the jury and public awards, as well as Best Actor for the lead role played by Thierry Hellin.

In the European competition, the jury award went to “Le Bleu Blanc Rouge de mes Cheveux”, the autobiographical film by Josza Anjembee. It’s the story of a woman who wants French nationality, but authorities oppose it because of her haircut. The European public award went to the Swiss short film “Les Heures-encre” by Wendy Pillonel.  

Jason Bennett (Source:Belga)
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