Cinema An evening of Belgian cinema on TV5MONDE
2017-02-07 19:49:00 TV5MONDE

This Thurs enjoy a spotlight on Belgian cinema

Thurs 9th Feb from 8pm TV5MONDE is offering 100% Belgian programmes for the eve! 

L'Iceberg at 8pm

First up enjoy the award-winning film L'ICEBERG, a hilarious and offbeat comedy starring Fiona, manager of a fast-food restaurant who after being accidentally locked in the cold room at the restaurant one eve all night long finds herself driven by an uncontrollable passion for the cold and ice. Dreaming of seeing an iceberg for real, one morning she leaves a beautiful husband, children and job and heads north in search of ice...and icebergs...

Directed by Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Roby (2005) this Belgian comedy has won numerous awards such as Best Film at the Zagreb, Bogota and Kiev Film Festivals, and Best Actress at the Cinessone Film Festival. 

After you've enjoyed an icy trip with L'Iceberg, sit back curl up and relive the glam of the 7th Magritte Cinema Awards held in Brussels. TV5MONDE is a long-standing partner of the event that recognises and presents awards to the best of Belgian and French-language cinema, much in the style of the Oscars or Césars. This year the ceremony will be hosted by Belgian actress and TV anchor Virginie Effira and presented by Belgian actress Anne-Pascale Clairembourg.

No less than 21 awards were given out at this fabulous evening recognising talent and bringing together many Belgian and French-speaking celebs. The eve was a resounding triumph for the film Les Premiers Les Derniers by Belgian director Bouli Lanners, who received 5 Magrittes among which was the highly coveted prize for Best Film. And for the first time two actresses tied for the title of Best Actress with Virgine Effira for her role in Victoria (by Justine Triet) and Astrid Whettnall for Sur la Route d'Istanbul (by Rachid Bouchareb) both shared the Magritte award for Best Actress.

Take a look at the 2017 award-winners here

If you missed it or you want to watch again tune in at 9:30pm on Thurs 9th Feb on TV5MONDE to enjoy an eve à la Belge!

And for more Belgian programmes on TV5MONDE click here 

News

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