Welcome to the website of the Royal Film Archive of Belgium - CINEMATEK
we have been preserving and screening films since 1938…
Today in our Theatres
Oorlogswinter ⁄ kleur - couleur ⁄ 103' ⁄ ST - OND: FR - NL
Martin Koolhoven, Nederland - Pays-Bas, België - Belgique 2008, Martijn Lakemeier, Jamie Campbell Bower, Yorick van Wageningen
Citizen Kane ⁄ ZW - NB ⁄ 119' ⁄ ST - OND: FR - NL
Orson Welles, USA 1941, Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore
Anthologie libre / Vrije anthologie
La ville est tranquille ⁄ kleur - couleur ⁄ 132' ⁄ ST - OND: NL
Robert Guediguian, Frankrijk - France 2000, Ariane Ascaride, Jean-pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan
Horizons perdus ⁄ Lost Horizon ⁄ 132' ⁄ ST - OND: FR - NL
Frank Capra, USA 1937, Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton
Much more than movie theatres
Discover the Collection of DVDs and books published by the Royal Belgian Film Archive, CINEMATEK, available for sale online
The library has a rich collection of books, specialized magazines, press clippings, photos and posters about film and cinema. Consult the online catalogue.
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.
“Jacques Ledoux has been memorialized in a lovely multilingual book that gathers reminiscences by Ledoux’s colleagues. There are memoirs by Noël Desmet, Clementine Deblieck, Jean-Paul Dorchain, Hilde Delabie, and Gabrielle Claes, Ledoux’s successor as director. Bernard Eisenschitz, Eric De Kuyper, and P. Adams Sitney offer illuminating appreciations of Ledoux’s contributions. (Sitney’s very full account of Knokke doings is a crucial document in the history of the American avant-garde.) Ledoux’s own voice is represented by a program note for a 1968 science-fiction series. There are many wonderful illustrations–photos, posters, correspondence (Cocteau, Lenica, Akerman).”