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THE COWBOYS AND THE INDIANS: THE CINEMA OF PATAR AND AUBIER

Belgium | 2018 | 68’

“Cowboys and Indians, the cinema of Patar and Aubier” relates Stéphane and Vincent, the belgian directors of “A Town called Panic” and the Oscar-nominated “Ernest and Celestine”, but also the gang that evolves around them, known for their own sense of humour and style.

Beyond anecdotes laughingly told by their co-workers and pictures or video of early years, Fabrice du Welz signs an intimate portrait and wanders through their filmography. Because they aren’t only united by work. Days may be planned by a strict and administrative schedule, nights are wild. When the sun goes down, the group meets in shady venues, listening to indie bands and drinking beers ‘till no reasonable time.

Director: Fabrice du Welz

Screenplay: Fabrice du Welz e Luc Jabon

Music: Bernard Plouvier

 

BIO FABRICE DU WELZ

After studying acting for two years at the Conservatory of Dramatic Art of Liège, Fabrice du Welz joined INSAS, a famous film school of Brussels. The short film “Wonderful Love”, won the Grand Prize of the Festival of Gerardmer in 1999, and established his reputation as  a filmmaker with a singular universe. In 2004, he directed his first feature film, “Calvaire”, that was selected in Critics’ Week of the Cannes Film Festival 2005.

Between 2008 and 2013, he directed “Colt 45”, produced by Thomas Langmann, and “Vinyan” with Emmanuelle Béart and Rufus Sewell in Thailand and was selected for the official competition at the Venice Film Festival. In 2014, he directed “Alleluia”, which was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. In 2015, he directed “Message from the King” produced by David Lancaster and Stephen Cornwell in Los Angeles.The film premiered on September 2016 at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and was bought by Netflix.

In post-production, his new feature “Adoration” will be released in 2019.