ALLEZ EDDY!, Recent Belgian Cinema


The Consul General of Belgium, Ambassador Rudi Veestraeten presents the screening of ALLEZ EDDY! as part of their monthly “GRIT AND WHIMSY: THE BEST OF RECENT BELGIAN CINEMA” series.  This film will be screened on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 7:30 pm
, at the Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403.

2012, 100 min., Dir : Gert Embrechts
For his feature debut, writer-director Gert Embrechts turns the clock back to 1975 in this charming family comedy. When the first supermarket arrives in his rural village, 11-year-old cycling fan Freddy (Jelte Blommaert) is thrilled to learn that there will be a bicycle race to promote the grand opening.

The boy’s father is a butcher, and vehemently opposed to the new store and its competition, but the winner gets to meet cycling star Eddy Merckx – and that may be enough to lure Freddy into the race.

In Dutch and French with English subtitles.

Belgian Film Series screenings in Los Angeles is organized by the Consulate General of Belgium in Los Angeles, in cooperation with Flanders Image and Wallonie Bruxelles Images, with the support of E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America).


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