Welcome to the website of the Royal Film Archive of Belgium - CINEMATEK

we have been preserving and screening films since 1938…

CINEMATEK

Today in our Theatres

CINEMATEK@FLAGEY

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.

CINEMATEK

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.

Library
Library
Library

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.

Exhibitions
Wunderkammer
Wunderkammer

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.

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CINEMATEK awarded Health and Safety Label

The Brussels-Capital Region and visit.brussels has launched this health label in the framework of the Covid-19 pandemic in partnership with the international certification organisation Socotec. The label distinguishes the Brussels tourist and cultural organisations that make every effort to ensure the maximum safety of their events and to reassure visitors that the general and mandatory rules are being respected.


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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.


Published in collaboration with the CINEMATHÈQUE DE LA FÉDÉRATION WALLONIE-BRUXELLES.