Aatos ja Amine (Finland,Belgium,Germany)
April 24 May 2 2020

Gods of Molenbeek

Aatos ja Amine

  • Reetta Huhtanen


Aatos is a six-year-old boy. His mother is Finnish, his father is Chilean, and they live in Brussels in the district of Molenbeek. At this age full of questions and whys, Aatos observes the world that surrounds him with help of his cardboard periscope and constantly wonders with his best friend, Amine. Aatos would like to have his own god, like Amine, who is Muslim. He thus seeks out what his god could be: the pantheist forces that regulate nature, Hermes and his winged sandals, or even Thor, with his cape and his hammer. And then there is Flo; personally she is convinced that anyone who believes in God is crazy… In the district, the familiar terrain for their daily games, tension looms following the terror attacks. Gods of Molenbeek is filmed at a child’s level and, incredibly close up, the camera disappears. As a backdrop, there are soldiers in the streets, security announcements, demonstrations against hatred and terrorism. But in the foreground, a beautiful story of friendship where childhood is the kingdom of the search for meaning, even in a chaotic period. 
Madeline Robert
Section:  Grand Angle
Length: 73'
Country: Finland, Belgium, Germany
Year: 2019
Language(s): French, Finnish
Premiere status at VdR: Swiss Premiere
VdR edition : 2019


Iris Pakulla  (Tondowski Films & Friends)
Hanne Phlypo  (Clin d'oeil films)
Hannu-Pekka Vitikainen  (Zone2 Pictures)
Alex Tondowski  (Tondowski Films & Friends)

Sales Contact

Catherine Le Clef
Tel. ++33144617748


Language(s):  French, Finnish
Subtitles:  English, French
  • Friday 5 April
  • 19:00
Théâtre de Marens

COMPLET | SOLD OUT | Cérémonie et fête d'ouverture. Suivi d'un verre de l'amitié offert par les Vins de Nyon au Village du Réel | Opening ceremony and celebration. Followed by an aperitif offered by the Vins de Nyon at Village du Réel

  • Friday 5 April
  • 19:30
  • Saturday 6 April
  • 16:00
Théâtre de Grand-Champ, Gland

Followed by a discussion