The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021


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


Presented in Quebec city at the MNBAQ

World Premiere

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 Montreal on March 23 and 30.


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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