LABYRINTHUS

Category: Edition 2015

Synopsis
Frikke, a fourteen-year-old boy, knows his way around computer games, but this one has a shocking surprise: its protagonists are real kids and real animals, whose lives are mysteriously uploaded and transported into the game’s labyrinth. Frikke begins to play, and soon meets Nola, a girl trapped inside the game. As the pair work to escape the game’s villain – who has vowed to harm Nola if Frikke quits or loses – Frikke’s best friend, Marko, also appears in the labyrinth. In a race against time, Frikke must try to find the evil creator of this horrible game.

Original Title LABYRINTHUS
Category Official Competition
Section Elements +10
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 96'
Production Year 2014
Nationality Belgium
Directed by Douglas Boswell
Screenplay Pierre De Clercq
Director of photography Reinier Van Brummelen
Editor Jan Hameeuw
Production Design Kurt Rigolle
Costume Design Monica Petit
Sound Benoit De Clerck
Music Pieter Van Dessel
Main cast Spencer Bogaert (Frikke)
Emma Verlinden (Nola)
Felix Maesschalck (Marko)
Pepijn Caudron (Rudolf)
Herwig Ilegems (Arnolds)
Tine Embrechts (Tilde)
Produced by Bart Van Langendonck, Peter Bouckaert

Douglas-BoswellOKDouglas Boswell
Born 1975, Brussels (Belgium). He directed several television series – such as WITTEKERKE, LOUISLOUISE, DE ELFENHEUVEL – and the short films MIJN EERSTE SJEEKSPIER (2000), ROMANCE (2004), SAMARITAN (2008). LABYRINTHUS is his first feature film as a director, and was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival 2015.

Director’s statement
“Grown up under the great influence of adventure blockbusters in the eighties, I was very excited when I read the first draft of Pierre De Clercq’s LABYRINTHUS. It must have been seven years ago. Ever since then, we have been eagerly searching for a way to shape the gaming world in an intriguing, unique but yet budget-friendly way.
“With a 14-year-old main character, it was immediately clear that we targeted an audience between 9 and 13. But from the start, the whole team set the bar much higher so we could make a film that would appeal to both a young and an older audience, packed with humour, adventure and tension.
“LABYRINTHUS is a film that will draw children into a fantasy world, but also adults will be carried away and feel young again for one hour and a half. It’s a children's film set in a grown up way.
“It was fantastic to tinker the thumbnails of the computer world, to see them recreated as CGI (Computer Generated Images) and to see them finally in a film theatre”.

 

production
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world sales
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festival contact
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