Patrick trionfa agli Ensors 2021
- Sabato sera sono stati assegnati i premi del cinema fiammingo. Il primo lungometraggio di Tim Mielants ha ricevuto 7 statuette
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The feature debut by Tim Mielants, Patrick [+leggi anche:
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scheda film], which had been the favourite for the Ensor Awards, has proven the predictions right by winning seven gongs, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Mielants’ first attempt thus proved to be a masterstroke for him. Patrick is a unique, and very Belgian, tragicomedy about a solitary forty-something man who suffers two tragedies in quick succession: the loss of his father, and the loss of his favourite hammer. Somehow, he will have to cope, while taking over the management of the naturist campsite that he has just inherited, and which is the object of countless desires…
For his turn as Patrick, Kevin Janssens, typically a brawny romantic male lead in young Flemish cinema, put on 20 kg and abandoned his sense of fashion. He depicts the grumpy old bachelor with conviction, and thus earned himself the Ensor for Best Actor for this performance worthy of the Actors Studio.
And so this marks a glittering end to this feature debut’s run, after it also recently got a release in the UK. Soon, Tim Mielants’ name will be found on the credits of Nobody Has To Know, the upcoming film by Bouli Lanners, which he co-directed.
Besides Patrick, the evening saw another big winner in the shape of The Twelve, a legal series that is currently proving to be a hit in Flanders. Indeed, one of the defining features of the Ensors is that they combine film and television, which undoubtedly makes sense in Flanders, where talents drift from one to the other with ease. Certain prizes, like Best Editing, even pit series and films against one another.
Interestingly, five trophies were given out during the previous week: Best Co-production went to Becoming Mona (Lunanime and Submarine), Best Newcomer of the Year to young filmmaker Anthony Nti (the director of the short film Good Night), the Box Office Award to F.C. De Kampioenen 4: Viva Boma! by Jan Verheyen, the Albert Bert Award for International Breakthrough to Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, and the Lifetime Achievement Award to Jaak Van Assche and Erwin Provoost.
Here is the full list of award winners:
The Twelve - Wouter Bouvijn
Best Director (Feature Film)
Tim Mielants – Patrick
Best Director (Series)
Wouter Bouvijn - The Twelve
Best Screenplay (Feature Film)
Benjamin Sprengers and Tim Mielants - Patrick
Best Screenplay (Series)
Bert Van Dael and Sanne Nuyens - The Twelve
Best Actor (Feature Film)
Kevin Janssens - Patrick
Best Actor (Series)
Josse De Pauw – The Twelve
Best Actress (Feature Film)
Maaike Neuville - All of Us
Best Actress (Series)
Maaike Cafmeyer - The Twelve
Frank van den Eeden - Patrick
Best Art Director
Hubert Pouille and Pepijn Van Looy - Patrick
Valerie Le Roy - Patrick
Bert Jacobs – The Twelve
Matthias Hillegeer - The Twelve
Best Television Documentary
De Onfatsoenlijken - Luc Lemaitre
Vos en Haas - APC Kids (series)
Best Film for Young Audiences
The Claus Family - Matthias Temmermans
Best Short Film
Stephanie - Leonardo Van Dijl
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