We are very pleased to tell you that YANA - short film was selected for the Kids First! Filmfestival, a showcase festival for professional programmers.
The selection includes a review by Melissa M., an adult juror. We'll gladly share some excerpts of it below.
"I give Yana 4 out of 5 stars."
"I like that the curiosity is built so subtly with the music and camera angles and I like how Yana's face is subtly expressive and her actions are all so purposeful. However, when she does get emotional it comes out really strong and it is very emotional to watch."
"Hasse Huygens, who plays Yana, delivers a very believable performance. We see her trying to be so brave and get the job done, taking on a job that no child should have to do alone and when she hits an emotional breaking point and bounces back to being a happy go lucky child, your heart breaks a bit for her.
My favorite part of the film is when we see her playing and having fun like a kid, despite all the responsibility and emotional trauma she is experiencing.
My least favorite part is when the realtor tells her to tell her mom to clear out the house completely, though her response is terrific!"
"The cinematography is quite good; the camera angles add to building the audience’s curiosity.
I love the location and sets."
"I really like how the story brings Yana to her old house and back on such an emotional journey. It shows that, as sad as she was, she could still be a child and have fun."
"This film shows that kids are very immensely affected by the actions of adults that are central to their lives. It also shows how resilient children are, against all odds.
The film makes me curious to learn more about childhood trauma. There is so much more for us to learn about things that affect children, as this film shows.”
A new addition to our GOING THE DISTANCE playlist on YouTube!
Save le Monde: a light-hearted approach to activating a revolution in our minds. One that we can dance to!
Another lockdown seems to be the best starting point to choose joy, choose to change a few things for the better, choose to take care of ourselves and others, choose solidarity, choose hope...
Let us know how you're doing in your corner of the world, we're listening!
Save le Monde by Jaune Toujours, captured in its live performance at Stadsschouwburg Leuven for the online edition of Wereldfeest 2020. Subtitles are available in Dutch, French and English. Just click on the settings wheel to make your choice.
We made a little bilingual playlist of our songs "Près de toi" (Close to You) and "Des sons bizarres" (Weird Sounds) where you can have a good shiver together.
Creepy, but not too much.
You can find the playlist on Youtube
Going The Distance...
Because giving up is simply not an option!
We'll get through this.
They call me black
Yay, the bomb!
A little black humour won't go amiss in these dark times.
Or, as Otto Julius Bierbaum wrote in his novel Yankeedoodlefahrt: "Humor is when you laugh anyway" ("Humor ist, wenn man trotzdem lacht")
Kali Som, a Roma traditional updated by Mec Yek and captured in its live performance at ChouXS-Fest.
From the album SuperDiverCity (see https://mecyek.bandcamp.com).
Subtitles are available in Dutch, French and English.
Times are awkward at best, hard for most, which is why we started with a new series: Going The Distance.
Get in touch and please do let us know how you're doing in your corner of the world!
Together, and with music, we'll get through this.
Captions in English, Dutch and French
What if…? A light-hearted question-and-answer game to heighten your spirits in these awkward times.
Question/Réponse by Jaune Toujours, captured in its live performance at Stadsschouwburg Leuven for the online edition of Wereldfeest 2020.
We are very happy to announce that our short film YANA was selected for the short film competition of Filem'On - International Film Festival for Young Audiences, a ten-day festival from October 28 to November 7, 2020.
The festival presents a unique program with over 130 films, for an audience of 2 to 16 years old.
There are Belgian, European and international competition sections, and many films are shown in the presence of the director or one of the actors.
Yana is part of the selection of short films under the name Vlinders?! : a series of intimate stories, in different styles, about growing up, letting go and pushing your boundaries.
School screenings Vlinders?!
On 28 and 29 October at Cinema Palace at 10 h
Public screening Vlinders?!
On November 4th in Tour Tour Plomb at 13 h30
ticket sales start on 15 October
general info: https://filemon.be/festival-2020/
A great 3-star review of 3'Ain's debut EP by Norman Darwen in the English RnR Magazine!
Read the full review by clicking the link on the right.
3,5 Stars for 3'Ain's first EP from Gareth Thomas in the British Jazz Journal!
"The absence of drums contributes to a music that is open and uncluttered, allowing the listener to really appreciate the interplay and musical dialogue between Martini and Maris. But where some rhythmic backbone is required, Otto Kint steps in with his double bass, as in the percussive opening to Njord Puffin.
As an album 3’Ain is let down slightly by its lack of cohesion. Tracks end rather abruptly which can spoil the flow of the overall album ... However, as a series of musical vignettes, each track stands up well on its own."
But isn't that exactly what EP's are for? :)
Read the full review on jazzjournal.co.uk
Leading UK jazz magazine Jazzwise gave 3'Ain's debut EP 3 stars!
" This Belgium-based trio's five-track EP is boosted by the moodily animated presence of the scintillating Syrian trumpeter Yamen Martini; otherwise it's an engaging mix of Arabic-inflected melody, accordion-based Musette, Tango and improv."