Jelle Janssens

Jelle Janssens



Jelle Janssens is a Belgian film director who has been making movies since the early 1970s. His films have been shown in festivals around the world, and he has won several awards for his work.

Jelle was born in the small town of Deinze, Belgium in October of 1947. He studied film at the RITCS Academy in Brussels and graduated with a degree in filmmaking. After his studies, Jelle started making short films, which were well received and led to him being invited to direct his first feature film in 1975.

The film, entitled “The Last Day,” won several awards and was well received by audiences. This success was followed by several other feature films, including “Ashes of the Soul” (1978) and “The Master” (1981). Jelle’s films often explore themes of alienation, philosophy, and the nature of reality.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Jelle experimented with television and made several documentaries. He also worked with actors such as Jean-Claude Van Damme and Isabelle Adjani, and directed several music videos for bands such as The Cure.

Since the late 1990s, Jelle has focused on making films for a younger audience. His films often have a humorous and sometimes surreal edge. He has also been actively involved in film education, teaching at several universities and film schools in Belgium.

Jelle continues to make films today, and his work has been honored with many awards. He has been a member of the European Film Academy since 1989, and has received the Order of Leopold II, one of the highest honors in Belgium.

Jelle Janssens is a highly respected and acclaimed filmmaker, who has made many films of great artistic merit. His films often explore themes of alienation and philosophy, and he is known for his surreal and humorous style. He has been honored with numerous awards throughout his career, and continues to make films today.

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