Schoon Donker
2019 - Katrien Feyaerts


Director: Katrien Feyaerts
Producer: Gert Verboven
Writer: Katrien Feyaerts
Category: Docs

Title: Schoon Donker
Year: 2019
Premiere: 22 Aug 2019
Original language: Dutch
Supported by: Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)


Somewhere on the Flemish flat countryside, where the horizon is a line that makes a thin but clear border between heaven and earth, Karel trains and nurtures his pigeons. His perfectly symmetric house shows no signs of his numerous victories and prizes. The regularity and the never-changing rhythm, both for him and for his pigeons, create a safe nest.

I was born here too. Despite all the memories I cherish, I left one day, just like Karel's pigeons. But unlike most of them, I never returned. Now I come back during the making of this film for one pigeon season. While the pigeons come and go, I film Karel and talk to my father about the choices we’ve both made.


Director Katrien Feyaerts
Producer Gert Verboven
Writer Katrien Feyaerts
Photography:Jonathan Wannyn, Katrien Feyaerts
Music:Marceau Borré
Editing:Pascal Hamant, Tom Denoyette
Cast:Karel Meulemans, Maria Stoffels, Gerard Feyaerts, Maria Vervecken, Katrien Feyaerts
Sound:Gert Verboven, Kwinten Van Laethem

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