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Four times smaller than Brussels and with a population of around 700,000, the Francophone city of Liège has emerged as a major hub in the Belgian filmmaking industry. Bordering Germany and the Netherlands, Belgium’s easternmost city has been steadily growing its production and post-production infrastructure over the past several years, playing host to more than 41 shoots in 2016, as well some the most dynamic and consequential production shingles in the country.
This was not always the case. When native sons Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (winners of the Palme d’Or for the “Rosetta” and “The Child”) opened Les Films du Fleuve in 1994 to finance their own films, they were pretty much the only game in town, alongside Les Films de la Passerelle, a non-fiction outlet devoted to socially minded documentaries.
A series of public reforms changed all that. In January 2000, the Walloon government introduced Wallimage, a regional investment fund with »
- Ben Croll
28 March 2017 12:51 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Legendary Quebec stage and screen star Janine Sutto died Tuesday in Montreal. She was 95.
Her son-in-law, Jean-Francois Lepine, in a statement confirmed her death due to natural causes after a short stay in palliative care. Born in Paris in 1921, Sutto and her family emigrated to Quebec in 1930.
During a 70-year career, she appeared in more than 75 TV series including Les Belles Histoires des pays d’en haut, Joie de vivre, Septième nord, Symphorien and Poivre et sel. Her film roles included Kamouraska, Congorama, La Capture and Route 132.
Sutto also made her name as the grande dame »
- Etan Vlessing
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