Chinese Premiere

This Magnificent Cake!

Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels, Belgium, 2018, 60 min.
In French and Dutch with English subtitles
Recommended for ages 12 and up

Belgium • 2018

World Premiering at Cannes before appearing at the Annecy and Toronto International Film Festivals, This Magnificent Cake is a surreal new stop-motion anthology film. Through intimate stories of interconnected characters–many of which rotate in and around a mysterious, luxury hotel in late 19th Century colonial Africa—a greater story about European colonialism emerges. At times wickedly humorous, and at others brutal, the film is a fascinating exploration of a world both firmly placed in history but feels completely alien. If Lars Von Trier or David Lynch had the impetus to work with delicate wooly puppets they may have produced a similar cinematic project but the acclaimed directing duo Marc James Roels and Emma De Swaef have created something unique and unforgettable.

 

Appearing with This Magnificent Cake:

SOLAR WALK (Germany, Réka Bucsi, 2017)
ODD IS AN EGG (Portugal, Kristin Ulseth, 2016)
Belgium • 2018

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