Charlie en Hannah gaan uit

  • 76'
  • Belgium
  • 2017

Belgian director/screenwriter Bert Scholiers jumps all over the place in his imaginative feature debut. One moment we are in an Antwerp pub, the next we are walking across an expanse of snow, then in a cosmic black hole or chasing a flying pineapple. This is how best friends Charlie and Hannah’s drink-fuelled night pans out after swallowing a magical sweet that changes the world surrealistically – also for everyone around them. 

The laconic twenty-somethings respond to these events with amused amazement (whether they wind up in a pre-war brothel or are blown to smithereens by an atom bomb), all the while sauntering along and discussing the really important stuff: dealing with exes and relationships. Like a tripping Woody Allen or Noah Baumbach, Scholiers plays with form, using inventive visual humour, colour and black-and-white, switching aspect ratios and referring to silent movies and Italian giallo horror.

Director
Bert Scholiers
Country of production
Belgium
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2018
Length
76'
Medium
DCP
International title
Charlie and Hannah's Grand Night Out
Languages
Dutch, Italian
Producer
Tomas Leyers / Minds Meet
Production Company
Minds Meet
Sales
Minds Meet
Screenplay
Bert Scholiers
Cinematography
Hans Bruch Jr.
Editor
Nico Leunen, Thomas Pooters
Production Design
Samuël Van Broekhoven, Liza Shevchuk
Sound Design
Arnout Colaert
Music
Chrisnanne Wiegel
Cast
Daphne Wellens, Evelien Bosmans, Patrick Vervueren, Frances Lefebure, Steef de Bot, Sigrid ten Napel, Jeroen Van Dyck
Local Distributor
Windmill Film

Programme IFFR 2018

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Avant-premieres of some of the cinematic highlights of the year: international award-winners and festival favourites that will be released in Dutch cinemas after IFFR.

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