BRUSSELS - Un pays plus beau qu’avant is a film about Congo made in Brussels. The wanderings of Jean Simon, a small time business man, reveal the outlines of a microcosm of informal commerce within the Congolese diaspora.

His everyday economic urgency connects with the political urgency regarding the situation back home as experienced from a distance by the Congolese living in Europe. The film orbits around these two imperatives, in a constant negotiation between here and elsewhere, the past and the present. 

Hannes Verhoustraete

Hannes Verhoustraete (1986) is a Brussels filmmaker.

€ 5.000 allocated on 22/06/2015.


"Un pays plus beau qu'avant", world premiere at Millenium Festival, Brussels, 23/03/2019. 

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