"With Der Kreislauf, Katrien Vermeire didn't merely create a penetrating homage to her fellow townsman and pioneer of Belgian documentary cinema Henri Storck (...), but also creates an atmosphere reminiscent of Jacques Tati's Les vacances de monsieur Hulot (1953). The result is a beautiful mix of reality and fiction, observation and imagination, sincerity and play (...)
Exhibition catalogue "Solstice", 2014
Der Kreislauf (A Handful)
Directed by Katrien Vermeire, 2014, 28' (Belgium)
Grand Prize "Kidseye", Rhode Island International Film Festival (USA)
Nominated for the A38-Production-Grant Kassel-Halle, Kasseler Dokfest (DE)
A unique game is played on Belgium's beaches in the summer months. When the weather is nice, colorful flowers are for sale in small, impromptu-build shops. These flowers hate being watered or rained on, as they are made of paper. Der Kreislauf takes an intimate look at the young players.
written & directed by Katrien Vermeire - produced by Katrien Vermeire - cinematography Katrien Vermeire - editing Michele Chiappa - sound design & re-recording mix Maiken Hansen
Supported by The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Beursschouwburg Brussels, the Flemish Community Commission (VGC), Province of West Flanders, Argos Centre for Art and Media
On permanent display at the Museum of the National Bank of Belgium
2023 The Social Life of Film, PRISMS & Terrassen, Copenhagen (DK)
2020 Monokino, Vrijstaat O, Oostende (BE)
2020 Breedbeeld Online Kortfilm Festival
2019 - 2020 Mount Holyoke College Art Museum (US)
2018 On permanent display at the Museum of the National Bank of Belgium
2015 Athens International Film Festival (US)
2014 St. Louis International Film Festival (US)
2014 Kasseler Dokfest (DE) : Nominated for the A38-Production-Grant Kassel-Halle
2014 Rhode Island International Film Festival (US) : Grand Prize "Kidseye"
2014 Solstice, Museum of Fine Arts (MSK), Ghent (BE)
2014 Docville International Documentary Film Festival, Leuven (BE)
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