The Chapel by D. Deruddere opens Film Festival Oostende 2022


Film Festival Oostende proudly announced that Dominique Deruddere’s new film The Chapel will be the opening film of their winter edition on Friday January 27. Paired with this opening, a full retrospective of Deruddere's work will also take place during the festival. The Chapel is about a twenty-three-year-old virtuoso pianist Jennifer Rogiers who has lived most of her life with a terrible secret. When she is given the chance to compete in the final of the world-famous Queen Elisabeth Competition, the memory of a traumatic childhood experience resurfaces. For this thrilling drama, Deruddere cast Taeke Nicolaï ("Yummy") for the role of the young pianist Jennifer. The father and mother roles are respectively interpreted by Kevin Janssens ("De Patrick", "Fair Trade") and Ruth Becquart ("Red Light", "Over Water"). Among many others, Ina Geerts ("Muidhond"), Tine Reymer ("The Prime Minister"), Willy Thomas ("The Prime Minister"), Josse De Pauw ("The Patrick") and Abigail Abrahams ("Come Here That I Kiss You") are also starring. For the laureates’ roles, Dominique collaborated with Ukrainian Zachary Shadrin, Japanese Yumiko Funaya, Russian Anton Kouzemin and French Thomas Silberstein.


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