The Sound of Belgium
Director: Jozef Devillé (Belgium, 2013, 85’, Fr & Nl)
At the end of the 80s, Belgium was taken by surprise by the New Beat, a once immensely popular, almost surreal type of dance music. Its unexpected but short lived success didn’t only leave a mark on a new generation of musicians in Belgium in the years to come; It’s eclectic mix of sounds and styles actually had its seeds in earlier decades.
Now is the time to tell the story that has been widely ignored by ‘serious’ music critics and the mainstream media in general. This is a documentary that goes in search of the spirit of a nation, by exploring the history of Belgian’s popular music and the people that danced to it.
Best belgian electronic music documentary ... since there’s never been made one ... ;)
The screening will be preceded by a dj set.