Boulevard d'Ypres / Ieperlaan

The Boulevard d’Ypres in Brussels, with its colourful Mediterranean stores, offers glimpses of the Tales of One Thousand and One Nights. Sarah Vanagt turned one the empty stores into a film studio and invited her neighbours – a mix of new inhabitants, asylum-seekers and shopkeepers – to come and tell a story, a contemporary fairy tale. Before the empty store becomes a restaurant, a fitness centre, or an art gallery, the old store-house temporarily functions as a place of memory. The shop, the street, and the storytellers all find themselves at a point zero of history.

2010 / video / 16:9 / 65 min.

French, Dutch, English spoken, with English, French, French-Dutch subtitles

Camera : Katrien Vermeire

Editing : Effi Weiss

Animation : Amir Borenstein

Sound Design & Mix : Maxime Coton

Color Grading : Miléna Trivier

Subtitling : The Subtitling Company

Mastering : Effi Weiss

Producer : Sarah Vanagt

Co-producer : Cyril Bibas – Centre Vidéo Bruxelles (CVB)

Produced by balthasar vzw

Coproduced by Centre Vidéo de Bruxlles (CVB), Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Argos Centre for Arts and Media

With the support of Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF) & Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC)