Hannes Verhoustraete (BE) Un pays plus beau qu’avant


05/12/2018 - 05/12/2018

Hannes Verhoustraete (BE) Un pays plus beau qu’avant

The wanderings of a retail trader, Jean-Simon, sketch the contours of a microcosmic informal economy in Congolese society.

The financial urgency of everyday life is permeated by the political situation in Congo: a larger, more abstract urgency, which the diaspora experiences from a distance. The film finds itself somewhere in between these two imperatives, between here and somewhere else, the past and the present, small money and big money.


A film by Hannes Verhoustraete, with: Jean-Simon Mababi Mateta, camera: Hannes Verhoustraete, sound: Lennert De Taeye, Ruben Desiere, Nina de Vroome, Liesbeth Beeckman, edit: Geoffroy Cernaix, Hannes Verhoustraete, sound edit: Valérie Le Docte, sound mixing: Simon Jamart, production: Cassette for Timescapes (Emmy Oost & Magalie Dierick), Onomatopee Films, GSARA, KASK School of Arts, Beursschouwburg, with the support of: VAF, VGC, Fonds Pascal Decroos, Vocatio, Gsara.

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