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Marlies Janssens

Marlies Janssens

After graduating with an MA in Linguistics, I am currently completing an MA in Film Studies & Visual Culture at The University of Antwerp, Belgium. I have lived in Berlin for half a year and love to travel the world and meet new people. Beyond that ,culture is my biggest passion, ranging from film to music, photography, literature and theater. I have spent my entire youth on a stage: acting and dancing. In my spare time, I am always looking for new hotspots and checking out new films!
After graduating with an MA in Linguistics, I am currently completing an MA in Film Studies & Visual Culture at The University of Antwerp, Belgium. I have lived in Berlin for half a year and love to travel the world and meet new people. Beyond that ,culture is my biggest passion, ranging from film to music, photography, literature and theater. I have spent my entire youth on a stage: acting and dancing. In my spare time, I am always looking for new hotspots and checking out new films!


Articles by Marlies Janssens

“Belgica” is another hit for Felix Van Groeningen

By Marlies Janssens May 2, 2016

Belgium’s most influential modern director returns with an authentic, remarkable new drama.  On February 28, the long-anticipated feature film Belgica by Felix Van Groeningen premiered in his hometown of Ghent. Fans and industry were all eager to watch this semi-autobiographical feature film, although he claims that none of the film’s aspects are based on true events and […]

“A Bigger Splash” perfectly synthesizes Hollywood and European cinema

By Marlies Janssens March 14, 2016

Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Jacques Deray’s “La Piscine” is tense and exotic, with a fantastic performance from Ralph Fiennes. Although A Bigger Splash will not be released in Belgium until April 6th, the film premiered in Kinepolis Antwerp last Friday, on March 11th. The hall of the cinema complex was filled with impatient fans, most of […]

“Spotlight” is accurate but monotonous

By Marlies Janssens February 1, 2016

Marlies Janssens doesn’t think “Spotlight” is all that worthy of its Oscar hype, though the attention to detail, performances and cinematography are admirable. Spotlight is one of the most anticipated films of early 2016, with 6 Oscar nominations in this year’s 88th Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director (Tom McCarthy), Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo), Best Supporting Actress (Rachel […]

Oscar noms incite racial discrimination row

Marlies Janssens breaks down the public outcry incited by the all-white acting nominations for this year’s Oscars. Prior to the 88th Academy Awards on February 28th, director Spike Lee has caused huge controversy by openly accusing the Academy of discriminating against black filmmakers and by starting a boycott of the Oscars by saying he was […]

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