‘On a Wednesday or Thursday Belgium’s rating dropped from AA+ to B. Everything that follows is true. Slightly exaggerated maybe, but not that much.’
That is where Generation B takes off. Joost Vandecasteele and Pieter Van Hees resolutely and shamelessly chose for absurd comedy with the focus on the generation conflict between the youth that carries the weight of the new economic crisis and the powerful baby boomers who have no intention of giving up their luxury lifestyle. Generation B follows six youngsters trying to survive in the metropole that is Brussels, while the revolution is at hand. The by youngsters established Generation Liberation Army is preparing harsh measurements. The main character is Jonas, who lost his job, his house and his girlfriend. He has no other choice but to take an underpaid job in an underground call enter and rent a couch to sleep in.
Main cast: Jeroen Van der Ven, Jeroen Perceval (D’Ardenne), Ella-June Henrard (Bo), Efrat Galai, Eva Binon (Patrouille Linkeroever and Loslopend Wild), Zouzou Ben Chikha (Bevergem) and Mungu Cornelis (The Team). The script was written by literary author Joost Vandecasteele and Pieter Van Hees, known from Waste Land, Linkeroever and Highway of Love. Van Hees was also the director. Cinematography was done by Brecht Goyvaerts (Highway of Love), montage by Koen Timmerman (The Diary of a Teenage Girl) and sound by Jan Deca (The Broken Circle Breakdown, Belgica).
Generation B is a product from De Mensen (Hotel Beau Sejour, Brothers United, Highway of Love) with the support of Brussels and VAF/Mediafonds.
International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)
The first three episodes will have its world premier in Rotterdam in the theatre programme ‘A Band Apart’, an ode to the rise of the punk movement 40 years ago. The programme collects films and series with a similar energy and a potential to influence public spaces and the lives of people through rebellion, performances and music. We are expected to see Generation B starting 8th of February 2017 on CANVAS.
De Mensen announced earlier that Hotel Beau Sejour, the series being broadcasted currently on Eén, had also been selected by the International Film Festival Rotterdam in the category ‘Voices’.
The 12-day festival takes place annually in January and February and is organised by Foundation International Film Festival Rotterdam. This year runs the 46thedition. The festival has a diverse film programme every year and attracted over 300.000 visitors in 2016, including various international film professionals.
Generation B, starting 8thof February on CANVAS.