The French sales agent will present in Cannes the market premiere of the new film from Belgian filmmaker Jérôme Vandewattyne, a psychedelic road trip with waves of UFOs.
The test flight for an American stealth plane? A hoax? A meteorological phenomenon? Or collective hallucination? No hypothesis could be confirmed. Thirty years on, the wave of Belgian UFOs still remains unexplained. Is the truth elsewhere? With The Belgian Wave (read the article) by Jérôme Vandewattyne (who made a mark in 2017 with the self-produced Spit’n’Split [+]), French international sales agency Reel Suspects — headed by Matteo Lovadina — will be presenting at the Marché du Film (16 to 24 May) of the 76th Cannes Film Festival the market premiere of a feature film very much in line with its “elevated genre” editorial line.
Standing out in the cast of The Belgian Wave are Karen de Paduwa, Karim Barras, and Dominique Rongvaux. Written by the director together with Jérôme di Egidio and Kamal Messaoudi, the script centers on Karen who, with the help of Elzo, investigates a wave of UFO sightings that took place in Belgium between 1989 and 1992. The two protagonists embark on a psychedelic road trip, meeting with exuberant witnesses from that time. When they discover the video diary of Marc, a journalist who disappeared at the time of the ufological phenomena, Karen and Elzo come across a sect that is full of crucial information about the journalist’s disappearance…
Produced by Grégory Zalcman and Alon Knoll for Take Five, the feature film (with cinematography handled by Jean-François Awad) was supported by Centre du Cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, RTL Belux, Screen. Brussels, Voo and Be-tv.