Photo of the week: Movie magic
Luminaries of the film industry descend on Ghent this week for the city’s renowned film festival, a celebration of cinema from near and far that opens this year with a homegrown success story
Red carpet goes rainbow
The film tells the story of Lara, a teenager in the midst of a gender transition as she enters a demanding ballet school. This doubles her struggle to accept her pre-operative body. Director Lukas Dhont, 27, told Flanders Today about how he came to make the film, which opened the festival in his home town earlier this week, and the real-life story that inspired him.
During the festival, more than 100 feature films will be screened, as well as dozens of shorts.
Photo: Nicolas Maeterlinck/Belga
Film Fest Ghent
films shown each year