High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

Flanders' Own Rain Man. Ben X
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Flanders' Own Rain Man. Ben X

(Steven De Foer) The Low Countries - 2008, № 16, pp. 272-274

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Ben X scored a ‘Highly satisfactory', but really not much more than that from Flemish press. How totally different were the reactions in Canada, where the film had its world première at the Montreal Film Festival. A standing ovation, glowing reviews, sobbing audiences: a rare sight, such a surprise. The enthusiastic reactions led to a triple distinction: best film (Prix des Amériques), the award of the general jury and the audience prize.

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