The Belgian Wave

The Belgian Wave | Jérôme Vandewattyne | BE 2023 | 90 Min | DCP

“Belgian wave” is a term for a series of UFO sightings in Belgium between 1989 and 1992 and serves as the real basis for this highly enjoyable neon road trip. Journalist and comedian Karen and graphic designer Elzo share an acquaintance with a reporter who has been missing since his coverage of the sightings thirty years ago. Director Jérôme Vandewattyne puts the charmingly spaced-out duo in a pink Chevy and sends them on an LSD-soaked wild-goose chase from Brussels to the Ecuadorian jungle, laced with trippy characters, found footage, absurd comedy, and a smooth electronic score. (me)

In attendance of Jérôme Vandewattyne (director) & Séverine Cayron (actor)

Jérôme Vandewattyne
Vandewattyne, Jérôme made his first gory films when he was in Catholic school. His fake horror trailer She’s a Slut for the Brussels International Fantastic Film festival led to the short Slutterball. Jérôme has directed for television and made two entire seasons of the web series What the Fake?!. His first feature was the self-produced music mockumentary Spit’n’Split (SLASH 2017). The Belgian Wave is his second cinematic outing.
Language OmeU
Cast Karim Barras, Karen De Paduwa, Dominique Rongvaux, Séverine Cayron, Vincent Tavier
Writer Jérôme Vandewattyne, Jérôme Di Egidio, Kamal Messaoudi
Editing Ayrton Heymans
Cinematography Jean-François Awad