2015 - Bilall Fallah, Adil El Arbi


Title: Black
Year: 2015
Premiere: 11 Sep 2015
Original language: French, Dutch, Arabic, Lingala
Supported by: the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), la Wallonie et la région de Bruxelles-Capitale & Le Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Communauté Française, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, VRT, RTBF, KFD, Telenet


Fifteen-year-old Mavela is a member of the notorious gang Black Bronx. She falls head over heels in love with the charismatic Marwan, a boy from the rival gang 1080'ers. The two young people are brutally forced to choose between loyalty to their gang or their love for each other. An impossible choice... or not?

Based on the books 'Black' and 'Back' by Dirk Bracke.


2016: Prix public meilleur film - Ramdam Festival du Film qui Dérange (BE); Best film - Cutting Edge Awards (BE)

2015: Dropbox Discovery Award - Toronto International Film Festival (CA); Audience Award - Film Fest Gent (BE); Best Actress - Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (EE)


Directors Bilall Fallah, Adil El Arbi
Producers Frank Van Passel , Bert Hamelinck , Ivy Vanhaecke
Writers Hans Herbots , Nele Meirhaeghe , Adil El Arbi , Bilall Fallah
Photography:Robrecht Heyvaert
Music:Hannes De Maeyer
Editing:Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
Cast:Martha Canga Antonio, Aboubakr Bensaïhi, ...
Sound:Joeri Verspecht
Art director:Stijn Verhoeven
Costume:Nina Caspari
Make up:Dorien Biesmans

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