The International Festival of Films on Art - 38th edition from March 17 to 29, 2020


Belgium | 2018 | 21 min
Flemish | Subtitles in French
Author: Peter Verhelst
Cinematography: Johan Legraie
Editing: Neel Cockx
Sound: Ingrid Simon
Artists: Philippe Vandenberg
Director: Neel Cockx, Guillaume Vandenberghe


World Premiere - In attendance of the Co-directors Guillaume Vandenberghe and Neel Cockx, March 23.

Kamikaze pays homage to Philippe Vandenberg (1952–2009), one of the most acclaimed Belgian painters of recent decades. Directed by Neel Cockx and by Guillaume Vandenberghe, filmmaker and the artist’s son, with the participation of Flemish author Peter Verhelst, the film was shot in a single sequence in Vandenberg’s studio in Brussels. Exploring his archives, composed of paintings, drawings, and personal objects, the film immerses viewers in Vandenberg’s life and in the abyss of art creation.

This film will also be presented in Quebec City on March 20th.


Guillaume Vandenberghe

Filmography | Rien n'est pardonné (2017) ; L'âme est vagabonde (2015) ; On Art and Architecture (2012) ; Cinéma Inch'Allah! (2012) ; Jardin noir (2009) ; Rêverie du pauvre (2007) ; La lettre au nègre (2004)

Neel Cockx

Filmography | First major film.

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