Johanna Verryck knows, deep in her heart, that Stanne Vanashe, son of a witch and unfortunate heir to her evil powers, killed her daughter with a knife twenty years ago for love. To relieve her pain and the unpunished crime, Johanna lives secluded with her second daughter.
Le chantier de gosses is set in the Marolles in the 1950s. The narrow streets of this working-class Brussels neighborhood are full with kids. Their paradise is a wasteland. One day, the wasteland is barricaded, disembowelled by machines, while the surrounding houses are pulled down.
“Simply put, we feel the fictive in reality and the reality of fiction simultaneously in Angelopoulos’s work, with this ‘tag’ note: while Angelopoulos often refers to Brecht and the need for an audience to think as well as feel in theater and cinema, we do not experience anything close to what co