The cartoon ‘Jan Zonder Vrees’ (John the Fearless) from 1984 is the very first Flemish full-length animation film. Both the gorgeous drawings and voices of good folks like Jan Decleir and Dora Van der Groen, as well as the catchy soundtrack by Alain Pierre contributed to the film’s success. During Film Fest @ Vooruit we will show the film on big screen and Alain Pierre will play live in the evening.
And there is more good news for vinyl freaks. Stroom.tv and Music Mania joined forces to release Alain Pierre’s soundtrack, the very first release on their brand new record label. The album will be presented that day, and you will get a chance to be one of the first people to buy one.
Jan Zonder Vrees
sun 16.10 - 15:00 Theaterzaal - film - €5 / combi film & concert: €15 / 13 (presale)
As the first Belgian full-length cartoon, 'Jan Zonder Vrees' was unprecedented in 1984, a true labor of love by director Jef Cassiers. The Belgian national television, BRT at the time, commissioned him to create an animation film about Antwerp writer Constant De Kinder’s popular brainchild. Despite working with a limited budget, Cassiers created a unique adventure film with drawings full of references to the old masters like Breughel and Bosch. Top-notch actors like Jan Decleir, Jef Burm and Dora Van der Groen provided the voice-overs. 'Jan Zonder Vrees' became an undisputed VHS classic, and a true must-see for an entire generation.
The storyline is simple: Jan is an extraordinarily strong farm boy who loves mischief and is not scared of anyone. When a misunderstanding almost lands him in jail, he leaves Antwerp and sets out into the world. On his journey he meets Dokus, a poor serf, and he ends up in Dendermonde where he faces off with Kludde, the water devil terrorizing the whole region.
Alain Pierre [concert]
sun 16.10 - 20:00 Theaterzaal - concert €13 / 10 (presale) - combi film & concert: €15 / 13 (presale)
One of the most obvious elements contributing to the success of this classic is the soundtrack by Brussels composer and sound designer Alain Pierre. A collection of catchy synthesizer tunes floating between up-tempo medieval melodies in a 80s outfit and atmospheric almost-ambient. The distinctive theme tune of hero Jan is an unrelenting earworm. The entire soundtrack is nothing if not a small masterpiece that has lost nothing of its original catchiness.
- film €5
- concert €13 (add) / 10 (vvk)
- combi film & concert: €15 (add) / 13 (vvk)
ism Stroom.tv & Music Mania
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