Grands travaux

Synopsis

Grands travaux is set in the Institute Anneessens-Funck, a Dutch-speaking vocational school in the centre of Brussels where young students have come to learn a trade. The film both documents and stages that which gives shape to their lives: the practical assignments and classes at school, football, the oscillation of their love lives, as well as the ongoing search for housing and employment. Depicting daily life within the school walls, Grands travaux also aims to sketch an image of Brussels today, placing its youngsters at the very centre.


Poster

Illustration by Nina Vandeweghe, graphic design by Casier/Fieuws

Info

Screening Format
DCP
Length
101'
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Colour/B&W
Colour
Sound
Dolby 5.1
Language
Dutch, French, Pular
Subtitles
English, French & Dutch available

Credits

A film by
Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes
With
Mohamud Mohamed Abdi, Ahmadou Oury Barry, Mamadou Diallo, Achmed Xussein
And with
Mustafa Abbas, Pascaline Agraine Adjei, Deborah Baah Asiedu, Nele De Cat, Adama Diallo, Yunus Emre Ak, Fathi Erriouech, Reza Gharibzadeh, Erza Hasani, M’Hamed Kasmi, Hamza Iqbal, Ilhan Izci, Daniel Mampaxi Kiaku, T.Rose, Vicky Verbist, Kris Verhaegen
Image
Olivia Rochette
Sound
Gerard-Jan Claes
Producer
Bart Van Langendonck
Line producer
Tatjana Kozar
Editing
Dieter Diependaele
Sound editing
Ingrid Simon, Sabrina Calmels
Sound mixing
Thomas Gauder
Color correction
Raphaëlle Dufosset
Second camera
Ruben Desiere
Additional sound recording
Lennert De Taeye, Nina de Vroome, Paulo Rietjens
Advice
Elias Grootaers

Production
Savage Film
Co-production
Beursschouwburg, Zéro de conduite
Supported by
Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF), Centre du Cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC) & De Belgische Tax Shelter voor filmfinanciering
In association with
Eyeworks Film & TV Drama, Scio Productions, Canvas
The film was made with the support of a Vocatio grant.

Trailer


Press


January 11, 2017 [English] Grands travaux, interview with Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes by Bjorn Gabriels


January 11, 2017 [Dutch] Grands travaux, interview met Olivia Rochette en Gerard-Jan Claes door Bjorn Gabriels

Publication

Publication on Grands travaux, written by Bjorn Gabriels. [Text in Dutch and English]


Kunstenfestivaldesarts booklet

Festival booklet with a text by Bjorn Gabriels on Grands travaux. [Text in Dutch, French and English]