A production of Hanne Phlypo (Clin d’oeil films) with coproducers Julie Freres (Dérives), Katja Draaijer & Frank Hoeve (BALDR Film), Javier Packer Comyn (CBA), Pluto Film, Isabelle Christiaens RTBF and Canvas.
Great news from Finland! Last night ‘Gods of Molenbeek’ by Reetta Huhtanen won the Finnish Oscar (Jussi Award) for Best Documentary. Congratulations to the whole team!
Wonderful news! Yet another award for ‘Overseas’: Best Feature Documentary at DOXA Documentary Film Festival! Congrats to the director Sung-a Yoon and the wonderful crew!
“Alternating between role-play re-enactments and intimate everyday moments, Sung-A Yoon’s stunning film allows these women to tell their stories in the present tense, bringing us closer to their reality while allowing space for emotion and reflection. Through its artistry and tenderness, the film challenges our perceptions of Filipina domestic workers and shows how we as a society are complicit in their treatment. The jury was impressed by the film’s ability to bring emotional power and formal intelligence to the pressing issues faced by migrant domestic workers that have been ignored for far too long.”
“This award is applicable to any of the films with a theme or topic that defends the rights proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the freedom of speech and the values shared by International Amnesty, and it also shows a remarkable use of cinematographic elements in the fight for transforming reality.”
Congratulations to the director Sung-A Yoon and the great team behind it: Thomas Schira (DOP), Kwinten Van Laethem (sound), Dieter Diependaele (editing) and all the others!
Produced by Iota Production, Les Films de l’œil sauvage and Clin d’oeil films.