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The Flats has just won the international competition award at CPH:DOX!

The jury decided to reward a “witty, multi-layered, profound and provocative film (…), a collective portrait of several proud, funny, resourceful individuals, who would be willing to die for their community but who choose each day the harder, braver and more hopeful option of living for it instead.”

Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian paid tribute to “a powerful, urgent and deeply sad film.”, when Variety highlighted “a powerful, timely and haunting film”. Also check out Screen International that sees in the film “A dark, uneasy reminder of the indelible, multi-generational stain of violence”, or the interview of the director in Irish News.

Congratulations to Alessandra Celesia, as well as Joe, Jolene, Angie, Sean and Rita, and all the other residents of New Lodge (Belfast) who took part in the very special process of the film! Not to mention the whole crew, as well as the Belgian, Irish and Northern-Irish co-producers.

The Flats will also be screened at Visions du Réel in the “Highlights” section, and then in several festivals that will be announced in the coming weeks.