Belgian Directors

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1. Tom Barman

Composer | Any Way the Wind Blows

Tom Barman was born on January 1, 1972 in Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium.

2. Stijn Coninx

Director | Marina

Stijn Coninx was born on February 21, 1957 in Neerpelt, Belgium as Augustijn Robert Marguerite Coninx. He is a director and assistant director, known for Marina (2013), Daens (1992) and When the Light Comes (1998). He is married to An Evers. They have four children.

3. Marc Didden

Writer | Brussels by Night

Marc Didden was born on July 28, 1949 in Hamont, Flanders, Belgium. He is a writer and actor, known for Brussels by Night (1983), The Emperor of Taste (2008) and Sailors Don't Cry (1990).

4. Chantal Akerman

Director | Je, tu, il, elle

Chantal Akerman was born on June 6, 1950 in Brussels, Belgium as Chantal Anne Akerman. She was a director and writer, known for Je Tu Il Elle (1974), A Couch in New York (1996) and The Meetings of Anna (1978). She was married to Sonia Wieder-Atherton. She died on October 5, 2015 in Paris, France.

5. Bouli Lanners

Director | Les géants

Bouli Lanners was born on May 20, 1965 in Moresnet-Chapelle, Belgium as Philippe Lanners. He is an actor and director, known for The Giants (2011), Eldorado (2008) and The First, the Last (2016).

6. Thierry Michel

Director | Mobutu, roi du Zaïre

Thierry Michel, the indefatigable globe trotter. Always anxious to find out about the wide world, the Belgian director has already explored, through documentary or fiction, Morocco and its people (Issue de secours 1987)), Brazilian favelas (Gosses de Rio (1990), the culture of Zaire (Zaïre, le...

7. Harry Kümel

Director | Monsieur Hawarden

Harry Kümel was born on January 27, 1940 in Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium. He is a director and writer, known for Monsieur Hawarden (1968), Malpertuis (1971) and Eline Vere (1991).

8. Fien Troch

Director | Home

Fien Troch is a director and writer, known for Home (2016), Someone Else's Happiness (2005) and Kid (2012). She is married to Nico Leunen. They have one child.

9. Jean-Pierre Dardenne

Producer | Deux jours, une nuit

After studying drama in the arts institute, Jean Pierre Dardenne and his brother Luc made some videos about the rough life in blue-collar small towns in the Wallonie. After their meeting with filmmaker Armad Gatti and cinematographer Ned Burgess, they decided to enter in the movie business.

In 1978 ...

10. Luc Dardenne

Producer | Deux jours, une nuit

Luc Dardenne was born on March 10, 1954 in Awirs, Wallonia, Belgium. He is a producer and director, known for Two Days, One Night (2014), Rosetta (1999) and The Child (2005).

11. Nicolas Provost

Director | L'envahisseur

Nicolas Provost is a director and producer, known for The Invader (2011), Stardust (2010) and Tokyo Giants (2013).

12. Henri Storck

Director | Rubens

Henri Storck was born on September 5, 1907 in Oostende, West Flanders, Belgium. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Rubens (1948), Le banquet des fraudeurs (1952) and Boerensymfonie (1944). He died on September 16, 1999 in Brussels, Belgium.

13. Patrick Jean

Writer | Pixels

Patrick Jean is a director and writer, known for Pixels (2015), Pixels (2010) and Motorville (2013).

15. André Delvaux

Director | De man die zijn haar kort liet knippen

After having studied German philology, law, piano and composition Andre Delvaux filmed some TV documenturies. In 1965 he debuted at the movies with a film adapted from a novel of 'Johan Daisne'. His films always played in a set between reality and fantasy. Writing his own scripts he filmed e.g. "...

16. Roland Verhavert

Director | De loteling

Roland Verhavert was born on May 1, 1927 in Melsele-Waas, Belgium. He was a director and producer, known for De loteling (1974), Meeuwen sterven in de haven (1955) and Farewells (1966). He died on July 26, 2014 in Belgium.

17. Raoul Servais

Director | Taxandria

Raoul Servais was born on May 1, 1928 in Oostende, Belgium. He is a director and writer, known for Taxandria (1994), Nocturnal Butterflies (1997) and Operation X-70 (1971).

18. Jaco Van Dormael

Director | Mr. Nobody

Jaco Van Dormael was born on February 9, 1957 in Ixelles, Brabant, Belgium. He is a director and writer, known for Mr. Nobody (2009), The Brand New Testament (2015) and Toto the Hero (1991).

19. Joachim Lafosse

Director | L'économie du couple

Joachim Lafosse was born on January 18, 1975 in Uccle, Belgium. He is a director and writer, known for After Love (2016), Our Children (2012) and The White Knights (2015).

20. Frans Buyens

Director | Tango Tango

Frans Buyens was born on February 2, 1924 in Temse, East Flanders, Belgium. He was a director and writer, known for Tango Tango (1994), Waar de vogeltjes hoesten (1974) and Open dialoog (1971). He died on May 26, 2004 in Jette, Belgium.

21. Patrick Le Bon

Director | Salut en de kost

Patrick Le Bon was born on January 2, 1940 in Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium. He is a director and writer, known for Greetings and a Living (1974), Hellegat (1980) and Late zomer (1990).

22. Guido Hendrikx

Director | Stranger in Paradise

Guido Hendrikx is a director and writer, known for Stranger in Paradise (2016), Onder Ons (2014) and Escort (2013).

23. Robbe De Hert

Director | Blueberry Hill

Robbe De Hert was born on September 20, 1942 in Farnborough, Hampshire, England as Robin de Hert. He is a director and writer, known for Blueberry Hill (1989), Trouble in Paradise (1989) and Lijmen/Het been (2000).

24. Erik Van Looy

Director | De zaak Alzheimer

Erik Van Looy was born on April 26, 1962 in Deurne, Flanders, Belgium as Erik Ludovicus Maria Van Looy. He is a Director and a Writer, known for the classic Belgian films, De Zaak Alzheimer/The Memory of a Killer (2003) and Loft (2008). He's also directed the US-remake of The Loft (2014). Between ...

25. Felix van Groeningen

Director | The Broken Circle Breakdown

Felix van Groeningen was born in 1977 in Gent, Flanders, Belgium. He is a director and writer, known for The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012), Beautiful Boy (2018) and The Misfortunates (2009).

26. Michaël R. Roskam

Director | The Drop

Michaël R. Roskam was born as Michaël Reynders. He is a director and producer, known for The Drop (2014), Bullhead (2011) and Racer and the Jailbird (2017).

28. Isidore Moray

Director | Burgerwacht

Like many pioneers of cinema in general, and of Belgian cinema in particular, the name of Isidore Moray is completely forgotten today. And yet a tribute should be paid to this former projectionist, who created the first independent Belgian Newsreel company (Journal belge d'actualités), who made the...

29. Hippolyte De Kempeneer

Director | Remise du drapeau aux boy-scouts au Cinquantenaire

Before 1920, Hippolyte De Kempeneer was one of the most active of national pioneers (alongside Frenchman Alfed Machin in the fictional sphere). Born in Anderlecht, near Brussels, De Kempeneer had for many years been a wine merchant, then a dealer in beers , before making his first reportage in 1897...

32. Joris Ivens

Director | La Seine a rencontré Paris

Joris Ivens was born on November 18, 1898 in Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands as George Henri Anton Ivens. He was a director and writer, known for The Seine Meets Paris (1957), Pour le Mistral (1966) and A Tale of the Wind (1988). He was married to Marceline Loridan Ivens and Germaine Krull. He ...

34. Thierry Zéno

Director | Vase de noces

Thierry Zéno was born on April 22, 1950 in Namur, Belgium as Thierry Jonard. He was a director and producer, known for Wedding Trough (1974), Eugène Ionesco, voix et silences (1987) and Des morts (1979). He died on June 7, 2017 in Belgium.

35. Rémy Belvaux

Actor | C'est arrivé près de chez vous

Rémy Belvaux was born on November 10, 1966 in Namur, Wallonia, Belgium as Rémy Nicolas Lucien Belvaux. He was an actor and writer, known for Man Bites Dog (1992), Pas de C4 pour Daniel Daniel (1987) and Génération Raymond (1990). He died on September 4, 2006 in Orry-la-Ville, Oise, ...

36. André Bonzel

Cinematographer | C'est arrivé près de chez vous

André Bonzel was born in 1961. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Man Bites Dog (1992), Et j'aime à la fureur and Tigers in the City (2012).

37. Benoît Poelvoorde

Actor | C'est arrivé près de chez vous

Benoît Poelvoorde was born on September 22, 1964 in Namur, Wallonia, Belgium. He is an actor and writer, known for Man Bites Dog (1992), The Brand New Testament (2015) and Romantics Anonymous (2010).

38. Fabrice du Welz

Director | Alléluia

Fabrice du Welz was born on October 21, 1972 in Belgium. He is a director and writer, known for Alléluia (2014), Calvaire (2004) and Vinyan (2008).

39. Rik Kuypers

Director | Meeuwen sterven in de haven

He made a documentary about Peru in 1981 titled 'No se puede sepulator la luz.'

40. Ivo Michiels

Writer | Meeuwen sterven in de haven

Ivo Michiels was born on January 8, 1923 in Mortsel, Flanders, Belgium as Henri Ceuppens. He was a writer and actor, known for Meeuwen sterven in de haven (1955), Exit 7 (1978) and Woman in a Twilight Garden (1979). He died on October 7, 2012 in Le Barroux, Vaucluse, France.

42. Nicole Van Goethem

Animation_department | Een griekse tragedie

Nicole Van Goethem was born on May 31, 1941 in Antwerp, Belgium. She is known for her work on A Greek Tragedy (1985), Vol van gratie (1986) and Trouble in Paradise (1989). She died on March 3, 2000 in Antwerp.



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