American Belgian premieres at Ghent Film Festival

Several Belgian film premieres stole the limelight during the first weekend of the Ghent Film Festival.

A day after the first screening of Gust Van den Berghe's 'Blue Bird' at the Ghent Film Festival John Shank’s “L'hiver dernier" ('Last Winter') received its screen debut.

John Shanks is a Belgian of American extraction. "L'hiver dernier" is his first feature length movie. The picture tells the tale of a young man who inherits a farm.

Against a magnificent background of natural beauty "L'hiver dernier” paints a picture of the demise of farming. It shows the power of respect for ritual in a world that is falling apart.