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20-29.06 2019

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Brussels International Film Festival

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Bitter Flowers

Olivier Meys

25.06 Galeries 19:00
26.06 UGC De Brouckère 21:15
Fiction . 96' . Belgium . 2017 . Chinese / ST : French, Dutch

Lina, an ambitious young woman, leaves her husband and her son in China to go to Paris to ensure a better future for them. But once in Europe nothing happens as planned and she locks herself in a world of lies in order to not abandon her dream.

IN THE PRESENCE OF

Olivier Meys

STARRING

Xi Qi
Xi Wang
Meihuizi Zeng
Le Geng
Gaowei Qu
Lizhe Fan

DIRECTOR

Olivier Meys

WRITERS

Olivier Meys
Maarten Loix

PHOTOGRAPHY

Benoît Dervaux

SOUND

Marc Thill

FILM EDITING

Erwin Ryckaert

PRODUCTION

Tarantula (Belgium)
Mille et Une Films (France)

DISTRIBUTION

Cinéart

SALES

Loco Films

Olivier Meys

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Olivier Meys graduated in film and radio directing at the Institute of Broadcasting Arts (IAD – Belgium, 2000) and quickly went to work in China. He was a first-hand witness of the important social changes experienced by that country in recent years. Olivier Meys has directed numerous award-winning radio documentaries in several international festivals (SCAM Radio Grand Prize in 2007, Nagra Grand Prize for creation at the Brest Wavelength Festival in 2010).
Olivier Meys has also directed short and documentary films, including Vies nouvelles, First Film Prize at the “Traces de Vies” festival (2005) and Qian men Qian, SCAM International Prize “Cinéma du réel” in 2008. Bitter Flowers is his first fiction feature film.

FILMOGRAPHY

2005: Vies Nouvelles
2008: Première nuit à Beijing
2008: Dans les décombres
2017: Bitter Flowers