Patrasche a dog of Flanders, made in Japan

Format
DV
Color
col. & b/w
Year
2007
Duration
01:25:00
Subtitels
Japanese, Flemish, English
Languages
Japanese, Flemish, English
Authors
An van. Dienderen & Didier Volckaert
Produced by
Elektrischer Schnellseher
Funded by
Flemish Film Fund
Contact
contact@anvandienderen.net
Didier Volckaert
Research, script, director, camera, editing
An van. Dienderen
Research, co-director, producer
Reinhart Cosaert
Assistant camera, digital composing
Voices by
Gunther Lesage, Caroline Donnely
Editing Doctor
Rudi Maerten
Sound
Yves De Mey
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A 19th century children’s book written by an upper-class British eccentric could easily have been destined for complete obscurity. But a powerful narrative about a boy and his dog who are shunted from town to town and betrayed by the world only to find a tragic end together took its readers by the heart and never really let go. Today, the story of the dog of Flanders is an international cult classic inspiring dozens of Hollywood films, comics, tour groups, and a 52 episode tv series in Japan! Tracing the story back to its roots, the documentary Patrasche a dog of Flanders, made in Japan creeps into the enormous fan base to unravel the dedication and understand its appeal that reaches back to the silent era of Hollywood. Thoroughly researched and intriguing, this is a gem that is sure to garner the same cult status as the book. (source: Sheffield Doc Fest )

www.dogofflanders.be

AWARDS


2008
– Shortlist Grierson Innovation Award, DocFest Sheffield (UK)

SCREENINGS


2010
– Tokyo Tama University (JP)
– Canvas, TV screening (National Broadcasting company Flanders) (BE)
2009
– Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival, Taipei (TW)
– Days of ethnographic Cinema, Moscow (RU)
– Bristol, Conference of Association of Social Anthropologists (UK)
– Kyoto University (JP)
– Ethnocineca Vienna (AT)
– Cinemo Novo Festival, Brugges (BE)
– Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem in the arts center with the theme When guests become hosts, curator Danielle Van Zuylen (NL)
– Open Doek Filmfestival Turnhout (BE)
2008
– DocFest Sheffield (UK)
– Camera Japan festival NL Dordrecht & Rotterdam (Lantaren-Venster) (NL)
– Ouida conference, Kingston College London (UK)
– Delhi International Ethnographic film festival (IN)
– Z33 Hasselt – zebracinema (BE)
– UGC Antwerp (BE)
– O.L.V.-Cathedral Antwerp (BE)
– Beursschouwburg Brussels, DocHouseprogramma (BE)