The Lunch Box

A film by Floriane Devigne

It is said that opening a box is always risky. In Belgium, there is a humble object known as the lunch box. A person to whom this practice is foreign conducts the investigation of this box, brandished like a link in this motley community, from its industrial production to its use. The commonplace, innocuous lunch box becomes a humorous analyzer of an industrial Roman Catholic Northern European society that, not content with boxing our food, does the same with our time and thoughts.

Direction and writing:

Floriane Devigne
Image: Rémon Fromont

Philippe Vandendriessche

Producer: Willy Perelsztejn
52 minutes - Beta digital - Stereo - Colour

A coproduction © Les Films de la Mémoire - Les Productions de l'Oeil Sauvage - WIP

Digital 6 Prize - 8èmes rencontres du cinéma européen in Vannes (France)
Prize for the First Professional Film- "Traces de Vie" Festival 2008 in Clermont-Ferrand (France)
Winner of Étoile de la Scam 2008

Television Prize - Avanca Awards '08
SACD Prize - Brussels' International Cinema Festival 2007
Nominated at Sauve Qui Peut le Court-Métrage, International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand 2009 (France)
Nominated at the Dehli International Ethnographic Film Festival 2008 (India)
Nominated at the L'Alternativa festival 2008 in Barcelona (Spain)
Nominated at MedFilm Festival 2008 (Italy)
Nominated at the DokumentART festival 2008 (Germany/Poland)
Nominated at Doc'Ouest 08 (France)
Nominated at the Cinefest International Festival of Young Filmmakers 2008 (Hungary)
Nominated at the Dokfest München festival 2008 (Germany)
Nominated at the Mediawave festival 2008 in Györ (Hungary)
Nominated at the Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire (RIDM) 2007 in Montreal (Canada)
Nominated at the Objectif Doc 2007 festival in Paris (France)
Nominated at the Brussels International Festival of Independent Film 2007 (Belgium)
Nominated at DOK Leipzig 2007 (Germany)

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