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by Willy
Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2015 RESULTS
Replies: 6
Views: 4125

Re: BIAFF 2015 RESULTS

Yes, there are some surprises, Dave. I was surprised to see the name of Samuel Faict . He used to be a member of my club. I took him home several times after our club nights. We always had a nice chat in the car. Actually I encouraged him to join a film school (again). That's what he did. His films ...
by Willy
Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2015 entries
Replies: 98
Views: 48692

Re: BIAFF 2015 entries

Patrick is disillusioned. Brian is diasappointed. And so are some other friends. I do understand. Some years ago I was surprised when I saw that "Guernsey, I Love You" got only three stars, because in my opinion it deserved three Daily Mail Trophies. I made that film together with Peter Rouillard an...
by Willy
Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2015 entries
Replies: 98
Views: 48692

Re: BIAFF 2015 entries

My dear Forum-friends. I am very disappointed! I have decided not to attend BIAFF! I hate the IAC and all the judges! I am down. I feel very low... Of course I am joking. I have won the "Daily Mail Trophy" you know. One of my English friends has sent a birthday card to me. On it was a little picture...
by Willy
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: "Bakri" in a film by Gérard Depardieux!
Replies: 1
Views: 2941

Re: "Bakri" in a film by Gérard Depardieux!

Sorry for my spelling in previous message. The name is Gérard Depardieu. Actually in the first place he is a world famous actor. But he is also a film producer.
He is a Russian now who lives in Belgium. Maybe you know the reason. I think that Belgium is a paradise for certain people.
by Willy
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: "Bakri" in a film by Gérard Depardieux!
Replies: 1
Views: 2941

"Bakri" in a film by Gérard Depardieux!

Do you remember my actor Idrissa Mbengue in my film "Bakri" shown at BIAFF in Harrogate some years ago? He played the role of an asylum seeker. It was based on a true story. It really happened in my flat. Iddy was very proud. Afterwards I could read in his curriculum vitae on internet that I had ask...
by Willy
Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: PAUL BAGSHAW R.I.P.
Replies: 2
Views: 4138

Re: PAUL BAGSHAW R.I.P.

That is very sad news, Dave. I would like to express my sincere condolences at the loss of this great movie maker. I have some copies of his films thanks to my friend Geoff Harrison. Also "Blood Lake". It was Geoff who asked me to be the only judge at the Mersey Ten Competition at Preston about 6-7 ...
by Willy
Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2015 entries
Replies: 98
Views: 48692

Re: BIAFF 2015 entries

Erratum
La conjugaison du verbe comprendre :
Je comprends, tu comprends, il comprend ...
Sorry
by Willy
Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: BIAFF 2015 entries
Replies: 98
Views: 48692

Re: BIAFF 2015 entries

Please, Pqtrick! You do not live in Villeurbanne anymore! Mais je comprend. La langue française est très mélodieuse. Ik spreek thuis Nederlands und ich habe Deutsch in der Schule gelernt, but I love English. See you in Sittingbourne.
by Willy
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Competitions, Festivals and The Art of Film
Topic: ONE MINUTE MOVIES
Replies: 2
Views: 2794

Re: ONE MINUTE MOVIES

Many thanks, Dave. Mind, this one minute movie was not made by me. The chairman of my club has sent it to all his members. He finds it a good one. I don't know the name of the maker. The title is "De griep" ("The Flu"). It is a good one, but it is not the best movie in the world, I think. Thanks to ...
by Willy
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Je suis Charlie
Replies: 8
Views: 6400

Re: Je suis Charlie

The permissibility of depictions of Muhammed in Islam has been a contentious issue, Wikipedia says. Oral and written descriptions are readily accepted by all traditions of Islam, but there is a disagreement about visual descriptions. Therefore I have my doubts about the front page of Charlie Hebdo. ...
by Willy
Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: February FVM - A picture worth a thousand words
Replies: 13
Views: 7856

Re: February FVM - A picture worth a thousand words

I look forward to meeting you in Sittingbourne. Kent is not so far from us I said somewhere else on this forum. I am not the only Belgian who loves England, Michael. There are quite a lot of people on the continent who suffer from Anglophilia. An encyclopedia says that it is an unusual admiration or...
by Willy
Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: February FVM - A picture worth a thousand words
Replies: 13
Views: 7856

Re: February FVM - A picture worth a thousand words

Many thanks for showing this old film, Peter! I have just started to prepare a documentary called "The Kentish Countryside Remembered". Maybe I will change the title later on. It would be great to find an extract of an old film to call up some powerful memories. Hop picking, shearing sheep, shire ho...
by Willy
Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: MEET UP DURING BIAFF 2015 ?
Replies: 1
Views: 2577

Re: MEET UP DURING BIAFF 2015 ?

This is a message for "Competitions, festivals...", Dave! Very bad of you. I must warn you. I will tell the webmaster! Prettifying? Fine feathers make fine birds! I will do my utmost, but I fear it is helpless. To wear a bow tie or not not to wear a bow tie? That's the question. I remember that in B...
by Willy
Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Je suis Charlie
Replies: 8
Views: 6400

Re: Je suis Charlie

Fantastic cartoon, Dave! Je suis Charlie! You are right. Not only racism is disgusting. Also xenophobia. Therefore I loved the French colours on the façade of the National Gallery and on Tower Bridge today. Let me sing a beautiful German song that I learnt at school about 50 years ago. I would like ...
by Willy
Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Club and General Issues
Topic: Je suis Charlie
Replies: 8
Views: 6400

Je suis Charlie

We will never forget the cruel things that happened in Paris the last few days. Some cartoonists were killed by extremists. The artists had made drawings for their magazine Charlie Hebdo. Tomorrow there will be thousands of people in the streets of Paris to protest against it. Also in other countrie...