Oosteroever / East Shore, Quinten Wyns, Belgium, 2017, 23′
Documentary, o.v. Dutch, subtitles Italian
May 1st, 2018, 7 pm, Ridotto del Teatro Comunale di Vicenza – Italian Premiere
Oosteroever, East Shore, is an Ostend neighbourhood where the fishermen live: they weave nets, play cards, kill time. This is where the protagonist, Maxim Verleesne, hangs around, when he isn’t at sea to work. Now this suburb is about to be demolished: high, white residential blocks are rising up instead. The fishermen go on with their lives, with irony and disillusionment.
Quinten Wyns (1991) graduated from KASK / School of Arts Gent in 2017 and Oosteroever is his thesis film. A member of the board of directors, he is involved in Cinemaximiliaan, a non-profit organisation bringing film evening events to refugee shelters around Brussels and Belgium. As an editor, he collaborates with the website Sabzian.be and with Monokino in Ostend.
Director, Screenplay and Cinematography Quinten Wyns
Sound Elke Mahieu
Editing Quinten Wyns, Elias Grootaers
Sound Editing Nina De Vroome
Cast Marnix Verleene, Carine Ulin, Brian Maes
Festival Filmer à tout prix, Filmfestival Oostende