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Lena
Christophe van Rompaey, Netherlands, Belgium, 2011.
Directed by: Christophe van Rompaey
Script: Mieke de Jong
Producer: Els Vandevorst
Production company: Isabela Films
Cinematography: Menno Westendorp
Editing: Nico Leunen
Music: Ballroomquartet & Davidov
Cast: Emma Levie, Jeroen Willems, Niels Gomperts, Agata Buzek, Lisa Smit, Rifka Lodeizen
Format: 35 mm
Running time: 119'

Synopsis
Lena is 17 and too heavy, too shy, and too willing to give the guys what they want. All she wants is love, but the only thing she gets is sex. Until she meets Daan. Daan is cute, funny, sweet - the kind that only pretty girls are allowed to dream of. He's his own man, and if he finds Lena desirable, it's his business. He doesn't give a damn what others think. When he suggests that she moves in with him and his dad Tom, he doesn't even ask his old man. So Lena says yes to Daan and leaves her demanding and disapproving mother behind to forge her own little paradise. But when she finds out that Daan has been lying to her about what he really does all day, she begins to uncover a strength of character and willpower she never knew she had. She's going to fight to preserve her paradise, even if it means destroying her own dream ...

Awards and Festivals
Film Festival Gent 2011
Warsaw International Film Festival 2011
Toronto International Film Festival 2011

Directors Biography
Christophe Van Rompaey is an emerging international director who also works as a producer and screenwriter in Belgium. While still a student at RITS film school in Brussels, he directed two shorts ('Zap' and 'Façade') and wrote two more. After his studies, he became casting director and assistant director on many shorts, commercials and features. He wrote and directed three dark and mysterious shorts: 'Grijs' (1995), 'Ex.#N°1870-4' (1999) and 'Oh my God?!' (2001) which won awards at various festivals. In 2008, his first feature film 'Moscow, Belgium', was released. The film received several awards at various film festivals; including the Best Film Award in the Critic’s Week at the Cannes Film Festival, the Krzysztof Kieslowski Award for Best Feature Film at the Denver Film Festival and the Variety’s New Talent Award at the Zurich Film Festival. The film was also shortlisted for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 66th Golden Globe Awards.

Location and screening schedule:
TUŠKANAC CINEMA, Friday, October 21st at 10.30
EUROPA CINEMA, Friday, October 21st at 19.30
EUROPA CINEMA, Saturday, October 22nd at 15.00
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