De Cinema x MoMu: Willy Vanderperre Curates on Museum Night

In addition to photographs and music, films are not to be missed in Willy Vanderperre’s world. During four weekends at De Cinema, Vanderperre invites you to discover some of his favourite sources of inspiration.

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    With 1 ticket you can visit all participating museums and cultural institutions on Museum Night.

In addition to photographs and music, films are not to be missed in Willy Vanderperre’s world. During four weekends at De Cinema in De Studio in Antwerp, Vanderperre invites you to discover some of his favourite sources of inspiration. On Museum Night, the films will play in loop from 8:00 PM.

Heartlands (2021, Willy Vanderperre)

A radical and experimental ode to youth, both naturalistic to grotesque. A visual poem in three acts. Set in the quiet, Belgian region of Flanders - where Vanderperre himself grew up - the film revolves around five teenagers growing up in a chaotic way; in scenes we see actors dancing, drinking, doing drugs and bullying or even abusing each other. Heartlands is driven more by feeling than story.

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A labour of love. An experimental coming of age story. A radical ode to youth, from the naturalistic to the grotesque. A visual poem in three acts.

Willy Vanderperre

Un chant d'amour (1975, Jean Genet)

From their cell, two prisoners can communicate thanks to a hole in the wall that separates them. With the silent complicity of the guard observing them through the peephole, they will establish a loving and erotic contact using various objects such as a cigarette, a straw...

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This is a film that I can only wax lyrical about. It is an erotic and mesmerizing dance, sublimely filmed in black and white.

Willy Vanderperre

Querelle (1982, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)

Fassbinder's last film is a surrealist film about the underside of society in the port town of Brest. Querelle is a drug-smuggling sailor who explores his sexuality and has to deal with the local pub owner Nono and the domineering policeman Mario. He commits a murder that the miner Gil is suspected of and uses him to get revenge on his brother, with whom he has a quarrel.

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One cannot help but be a fan of Brad Davis, who plays the lead as a Belgian marine. A visually powerful film, charged with homoeroticism.

Willy Vanderperre

De Cinema x MoMu: Willy Vanderperre Curates

De Cinema x MoMu: Willy Vanderperre Curates
Editing: Natalie Meeusen | Title design: Lars Van der Perre | Music: Echo and the Bunnymen - People Are Strange

Promotional offer De Cinema x MoMu

Anyone with a ticket for the film screenings curated by Willy Vanderperre at De Cinema is entitled to a discounted rate of €8 (instead of €12) for WILLY VANDERPERRE prints, films, a rave and more… and all other current exhibitions at MoMu. Anyone with a museum ticket to MoMu (from 27 April to 4 August 2024) is entitled to a discounted rate of €6 (instead of €8) or €10 (instead of €12) for the film screenings curated by Willy Vanderperre (May-August 2024) at De Cinema.

Promotion valid from 18 May to 4 August 2024 on presentation of a valid MoMu ticket at the welcome desk of De Cinema OR a valid De Cinema ticket at the welcome desk of MoMu.