To mark the 30th anniversary of the Brussels-Capital Region and the 150th anniversary of the Brussels tram, Flagey and Cinematek are showing a retrospective entitled "Brussels on screen". This film cycle travels back through time to the very beginning of silent cinema, from amateur short film to fiction, taking in the documentary, with Brussels taking pride of place as film backdrop.
The documentary "Brussels Swings" is being screened as part of the retrospective. Marie-Jo Lafontaine has captured the energy of musicians, audiences and a city on the move. The audience is projected into the space of a thousand and one music, seen as pulsations of the City of Brussels. The music describe the city's diversity, from the appeal of the cello to the Congolese rumba, from punk to electro-acoustic music, from noise to opera, from the strains of the accordion to rap.
Screening with the director
Further information about Brussels on screen here
Flagey (Studio 5)
Place Saint-Croix - 1050 Brussels
Price : 7€