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Of Dogs and Gods

Laurent Van Lancker

Belgium, France

Locked up and hidden in a truck, eight migrants from various countries try to survive the hunger and anguish of a long illegal journey across borders. Little by little, in the darkness of the lorry trailer, they get to know each other and share their stories. But the stories they tell are not only their own journeys, but also stories of European emigrants of a century ago. Personal narratives of the past and present resonate and mingle into the bodies and minds of these migrants.

  • Laurent Van Lancker both studied Film and Anthropology, and holds a PhD in Audiovisual Art. He lectures at film schools and universities. His films were screened in major film festivals: IDFA, Oberhausen, DokLeipzig, FNC Montréal, Dubai IFF, … and cinema theatres.Recently, he has also moved into Visual Arts, having his video installations screened in museums, galleries, art spaces. His films explore inter-cultural dialogue, and draw on various modes: Collaborative, Hybrid and Sensory cinema. They propose a dialogue between ethics and aesthetics, poetics and politics.



  • David Borgeaud and Erika Meda founded Roue Libre Production in 2014 with an aim to accompany and support directors in their artistic processes, with no restriction of genre or format. Over time, they started developing feature films, fictions and documentaries, as well as hybrids and experimental films. David serves at the head of industry relations at the FIFF Namur since 2018. He’s also an alumnus of the Rotterdam Lab and a reader for the Belgian French-speaking Film Fund.


Production : Roue Libre Production (David Borgeaud)
Statut : post-production
Completion : June 2021
Screening version length : 93 mn
Expected final length : 93 mn / 52 mn for a short version to consider
Funds : Centre du Cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Tax Shelter du gouvernement fédéral de Belgique, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Pictanovo, Bourse SCAM - Brouillon d’un rêve, Dérives


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