Charleroi The Land of 60 Mountains

  • 9 10
  • 2018
  • 127min
Charleroi The Land of 60 Mountains
  • French
  • English

This documentary is an essay, sometimes nostalgic, sometimes futuristic, that portrays the industrial city of Charleroi, in Belgium.

Charleroi The Land of 60 Mountains
  • French
  • English
Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: DOK Leipzig/ Dokumentarfilmwoche/ Crossing Europe Film Festival

Charleroi The Land of 60 Mountains. The portrait of a Belgian city

Filmmaker Guy-Marc Hinant always wanted to leave Charleroi and always wanted to film it - to record the passing of time there.

He returns 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.
 

Production Companies

Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles