Gods of Molenbeek

    • Reetta Huhtanen
    • Finland
    • 72 min
    • Dutch Premiere
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    Growing up in the Molenbeek district of Brussels amidst suicide bombings and police patrols, six-year-old friends Aatos and Amine ponder the big existential questions that have occupied thinkers and theologians since the beginning of time. Is there a higher power? Is nature a god? With refreshing clarity, the kids strip spirituality down to its basic principles and question knowledge itself. The way these children make sense of the senseless and reflect their surroundings via make-believe stands to teach adults a great deal about how and when humans become separated from their humanity.

    Credits

    Director
    Reetta Huhtanen
    Production
    Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen for Zone2 Pictures Oy
    Co-production
    Hanne Phlypo for Clin d'Oeil films, Alex Tondowski for Tondowski Films
    Involved TV Channel
    YLE, Canvas, RTBF, NDR

    Contact

    World Sales
    Catherine Le Clef for CAT&Docs
    Festival Handling
    Maëlle Guenegues for CAT&Docs

    More information

    Available versions
    55' - 26'
    Spoken languages
    French
    Arabic
    Finnish

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