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
Unsere Afrikareise + Yawar mallku
Italiaanse cinema in de gouden jaren 1960 / Le cinéma italien dans les années 1960 ⁄ Classics
L’avventura ⁄ ZW - NB ⁄ 138' ⁄ ST - OND: FR - NL
Michelangelo Antonioni, Italië - Italie, Frankrijk - France 1960, Gabrièle Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari
Anthologie libre / Vrije anthologie
Mo’ Better Blues ⁄ kleur - couleur ⁄ 130' ⁄ ST - OND: FR - NL
Spike Lee, USA 1990, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes
À nous la liberté ! ⁄ ZW - NB ⁄ 89' ⁄ ST - OND: —
René Clair, Frankrijk - France 1931, Raymond Cordy, Henri Marchand, Rolla France
FLAGEY, Place Sainte-Croix, 1050 Bruxelles 02 641 10 20
CYCLE "BELGIAN AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS"
01.02 > 23.04
We finish with the visual splendour of Roman Polanski's Tess (1979). When the original cameraman Geoffrey Unsworth died during filming, Ghislain Cloquet, Belgian by origin, took over where he left off. Cloquet, who had previously worked with big names such as Robert Bresson, Jacques Demy, Woody Allen, Arthur Penn ... and our very own André Delvaux, was awarded the Oscar for Best Cinematography along with his late colleague. The film was highly praised for its photography with natural light mainly shot during the so-called "magic hour”. We will be screening the full 3-hour beautifully digitally restored version and not the shortened version that was shown in our cinemas at the time of its original release.
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.
CINEMATEK welcomes/joins Cineville from December 1.
A personal Cineville membership offers unlimited cinema visits from € 18,– per month (< 26 years) and €21,- per month in six locations in Brussels: Cineflagey, Galeries, Palace, Vendôme, Aventure and Nova. Getting a Cineville ticket is easy. Just show up, pick a film and scan your Pass.
We are working on our back-office to welcome this new initiative from December.
“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).”
Thierry Zéno: on DVD and on Avila
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.
Published in collaboration with the CINEMATHÈQUE DE LA FÉDÉRATION WALLONIE-BRUXELLES.