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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Christophe Hermans

Christophe HERMANS (1982, Belgium) is a screenwriter, casting director and filmmaker based in Belgium. Since 2017, he has been a lecturer at the University of Liège. He graduated in filmmaking from the Institut des Arts de Diffusion with his graduation film Poids Plume (2005), which earned multiple awards and was screened at numerous film festivals worldwide. His works consist mainly of short films and documentaries with occasional fiction films. He has been an assistant director on several films. His films have been screened at various film festivals worldwide, including Tehran International Short Film Festival, Molodist in Kyiv and Interfilm in Berlin. La ruche (2022) is his first feature film.

Filmography

Poids plume (2005, short doc), Jeu de Dames (2006, short doc), Le crabe (2007, short), Les parents (2008, doc), La balançoire (2009, short), Etrangère (2010, short doc), Les enfants/The Children (2011, doc), Fancy-Fair (2011, short), In a Stranger’s Skin (2011, doc), Les perrugues de Christel (2013, doc), Eclaireurs (2015, doc), Victor (2019, doc), Carapace (2020, short doc), En attendant la deuxième vague (2021, doc), La ruche/The Hive (2022)

Christophe Hermans at IFFR

  • La ruche

    Teen Marion and her two sisters are the punching bags for their mother’s bipolar episodes, in this emotionally convincing coming-of-age.

    • Limelight
  • La ruche

    Not available on Festival Scope Pro

    • Limelight
  • fancy-fair

    Well-acted drama about a fragile woman and her blunt family. Her son is the only one who really wants to see her. Poignant and precise.

    • Spectrum Shorts
  • Etrangère

    Beautiful black-and-white portrait concerning the life of a top level female bodybuilder who has little to do other than train. Screened before Chassi

    • Spectrum Shorts