Paradisiac

For 26 years the charming Ben Abderrahman has been the owner of Hotel Mozart, located in the heart of Brussels. Every night, Ben goes out into the streets of Brussels to distribute bread to the less fortunate and to offer his empty hotel rooms to people without a home, people without papers, (trans)migrants… who need a place to stay and unwind. Completely voluntary and motivated by the Koran, he refuses to keep his luxury to himself and shares it with all those in need. Paradisiac is a kaleidoscopic portrait that gives an insight into this fragile and extraordinary 'Mozart universe’.

  • Bas Van Hoeck
    Director
  • Tom Van Herzele
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student
  • Runtime:
    48 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    Belgium
  • Country of Filming:
    Belgium
  • Language:
    Arabic, French, Italian, Modern Greek (1453-), Russian
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - RITCS school of arts
Director Biography - Bas Van Hoeck

Bas Van Hoeck (°1995) is a documentary filmmaker. He completed his Masters in 'Agogical Sciences' at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) in 2017, where his interest for the Brussels context and social issues grew. He had the opportunity to publish his thesis research, on the perception of citizenship among underage newcomers, in a book. From the need to continue telling stories, to research and his love for film, Bas decided to study 'Audiovisual Arts: documentary direction' at the RITCS school of arts in Brussels. In 2021 he received his master's degree with his graduation film Paradisiac.

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