Charleroi, le pays aux 60 montagnes

Charleroi, the Land of 60 Mountains

I have always wanted to leave Charleroi and always wanted to film it - to record the passing of time there. I return to the city, caught between a buried past and a future yet to be invented.§This is the portrait of an industrial city with its collapses, mutations, landscapes and language. A film that features René Magritte, a camp of homeless people, key figures in urban revival, the inventor of the Big Bang, Les Zèbres (Royal Charleroi Sporting Club), socialism, the mute astonishment of childhood… A back and forth through different space-times from which emerge, backlit, the lights of the Black Country. (Guy-Marc Hinant)

Director's Biography
Guy-Marc Hinant
Guy-Marc Hinant (b. 1960) co-founded the Brussels-based label Sub Rosa that has been releasing experimental musical and literary recordings since 1987. Between 2000 and 2017 he co-produced with Dominique Lohlé numerous documentaries on figures in avant-garde music, such as David Toop, Leo Küpper and Luc Ferrari. He also wrote several graphic novels which were illustrated by Dominique Goblet.

Film Selection: Charleroi, le pays aux 60 montagnes (Charleroi, the Land of 60 Mountains, 2018, doc) - RAGE (2017, doc, with Dominique Lohlé) - Birobidjan, le nid est tombé dans les flammes (Birobidjan - The Nest Has Fallen Into The Flames, 2015, doc, CE'16) - Ghost of Silence - Tom Pauwels plays Fausto Romitelli (2014, doc, with Dominique Lohlé)
Architektur und Gesellschaft | Architecture and Society 2019
Guy-Marc Hinant
Belgium 2018
color & black and white
126 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Guy-Marc Hinant
Cinematography Vincent Pinckaers
Editing Simon Arazi
Sound/Sounddesign Laszlo Umbreit
Music Xavier Hinant
Producer(s) Cyril Bibas, Manu Riche, Geneviève De Bauw, Isabelle Christiaens, Annick Lernoud, Philippe Antoine
Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles, Riche & Riche, RTBF – Unité Documentaire
World Sales
Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
DOK Leipzig 2018
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
DOK Leipzig 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status 
Austrian Premiere