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Today in our Theatres


Wednesday  29.09

Le Doux

Anima 2021 Stop Motion

My Life as a Zucchini / Ma Vie de Courgette ⁄ colour ⁄ 66' ⁄ SUBS: EN

Claude Barras, Zwitserland - Suisse / Frankrijk - France, 2016


"A wonderfully affecting French-Swiss stop-motion masterpiece based on Gilles Paris’s book Autobiographie d’une courgette. Directed by feature first-timer Claude Barras from a screenplay by Girlhood writer-director Céline Sciamma, this tale of resilient children surviving abuse and abandonment may sound tough and unpalatable. Yet despite the spectre of parental alcoholism, drug addiction and worse, this beautifully tender and empathetic film addresses kids and adults alike in clear and compassionate tones that span – and perhaps heal – generations." The Guardian

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Le Doux

Ledoux 100 : Flamboyante films / Ledoux 100 : Films Flamboyants

Ludwig, requiem pour un roi vierge / Ludwig, requiem für einen jungfräulichen König ⁄ colour ⁄ 137' ⁄ SUBS: FR - NL

Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, DDR - RDA, 1971, Harry Baer, Ingrid Caven, Oskar von Schab


Place Sainte-Croix, 1050 Bruxelles  02 641 10 20
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Discover the cinema selection we bring to Flagey, Studio 5 - Agnès Varda.

How do you not only represent an event, but make it tactile and pungent? Steve McQueen accomplishes this with an unrelenting approach, through a frank confrontation with the subject matter, and by realizing an uncompromising proximity with it. McQueen’s films focus on subjective experience, and anchors his audience into that experience. That way, “history” hardly feels so distant.


Much more than movie theatres

Groups & schools
CINEMATEK à la carte
CINEMATEK à la carte

CINEMATEK continues to offer families, colleagues and groups exclusive and intimate private screenings for their social bubble.


The library has a rich collection of books, specialized magazines, press clippings, photos and posters about film and cinema.

Our Collections
Chantal Akerman Collection
Chantal Akerman Collection

CINEMATEK not only conserves all the films of this masterful director, but also manages her entire archive.


In the Wunderkammer, the history of film is brought to life through various interactive showcases, starting from the Chinese shadow play to the cinematograph of the Lumière brothers.


Covid Safe Ticket

The Brussels government is making the Covid Safe Ticket mandatory for all hospitality and cultural events from 15 October.

From 15 October, you’ll be back in our theatres without face mask and without social distancing, but with a Covid Safe Ticket.

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Order our new Thierry Zéno dvd.

Thierry Zéno is a forerunner in the history of Belgian cinema, both in terms of international recognition and in terms of brilliant craftsmanship and absolute daring. Add his 3 defining films, carefully restored by CINEMATEK, to your DVD collection: Wedding Trough, Of the Dead and Bouche sans fond ouverte sur les horizons. Available in presale from 25/08.