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    Belgian director Geoffrey Enthoven gets Master of Cinema award

    On November 12, Geoffrey Enthoven, director of “Hasta la Vista” and “Halfweg”, will receive the Master of Cinema Award at the 63rd Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival in Germany. The jury awarded him a special prize at the 2002 festival for his first film, “Les Enfants de l’Amour”. The director also won the Grand Prix a few years later with “Vidange Perdue”, and “Meisjes” opened the festival in 2009.

    “Geoffrey’s films have made a huge contribution to the international film scene,” said event director Michael Kötz. “It’s always a pleasure to see talent we initially discovered return to Mannheim. The stories he tells in his films really touch people on an emotional level. He brings us characters looking for a family, for a sense of belonging and identity, and he does so with huge insight and a sense of humour.” There will be showings of “Halfweg” and “Hasta la vista” over the course of the festival, which runs from November 6 to 16, 2014.

    Lars Andersen (Source: Belga)