DVD Available through NeoClassics Films Home Entertainment January 26th, 2010

Belgium 2008 | Run Time: 102 min. | Language: Dutch

Director: Christophe van Rompaey

 

The Black Balloon Poster

Ordinary Matty has nothing but three kids to her name. She works at the post office, her husband has run off to the bedroom of one his students. At forty-three life is pretty hopeless. Then she gets in a fender-bender at the grocery story with twenty-nine year old Johnny. After some harsh words, Johnny finds himself enamored with Matty, who finds that she likes being wanted, and decides to take a chance on Johnny. A romance ensues just as the wandering husband comes home. Now Matty finds she is the center of attention. Matty must choose to settle back into the life she was leading or to break into something new and step into the unknown. This heart-felt movie is covered in subtle humor making the story like a well made meal. Films' Website

 

LA Times - Film Review by Kenneth Turan (Video)

 

Moscow, Belgium’s theatrical run played in over fifty locations nationwide including theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Detroit, Austin, Baltimore, Atlanta, Seattle, Chicago, Denver, Portland, Minneapolis, Philadelphia Boston and San Francisco.

 

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Articles and Reviews

Austin Chronicle: REVIEW (Josh Rosenblatt)

April 10, 2009

 

Gwinnett Daily Post: REVIEW (Michael Clark)

March 10, 2009

 

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

March 2009

 

Examiner.com ( Seattle)

April 3, 2009

 

The News Tribune ( Tacoma): Ran Kenneth Turan Wire

April 3, 2009

 

The Herald (Seattle): REVIEW (Robert Horton)

April 3, 2009

 

Seattle Times: REVIEW (Ted Fry)

April 3, 2009

 

Seattle Weekly: Rapold Wire

April 2, 2009

 

Seattle Times (preview listing)

April 2, 2009

 

Weekly Volcano (Wire Capsule of Roger Ebert)

March 2009

 

LA Times (critics listing)

March 29, 2009

 

Daemon’s Movies

March 2009

 

Black Tie St. Louis

March 2009

 

We are Movie Geeks: REVIEW (TRAVIS)

March 20, 2009

 

The Bulletin: REVIEW (Lindsay Warner)

 

Capsule:

March 19, 2009

 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: REVIEW (Joe Lewis)

March 19, 2009

 

Metromix Indianapolis (Listing)

March 2009

 

Palm Beach Post (Listing)

March 2009

 

Florida Sun-Sentinel (Used Michael Phillips Review)

March 20, 2009

 

Northwest Florida Daily News (listing)

March 2009

 

The Florida Times-Union (Listing)

March 2009

 

Philadelphia Inquirer (Preview, Critics Highly Recommended)

March 15, 2009

 

Beaver County Times (Preview)

March 2009

 

Philadelphia City Paper: REVIEW (Gary Kramer)

March 17, 2009

 

The Popcorn Reel: REVIEW (Omar Moore)

March 7, 2009

 

OC WEEKLY

March 2009

 

The Desert Sun: REVIEW (Deborah Dearth)

March 6, 2009

 

Los Angeles Times (Critics’ Pic) & Print

March 5, 2009

 

The Detroit News

March 5, 2009

 

Metro Santa Cruz: REVIEW ( Richard VonBusack)

March 5, 2009

 

Detroit Free Press

March 5, 2009

 

San Diego Metropolitan

March 2009

 

San Diego Reader

March 2009

 

San Diego Citybeat

March 3, 2009

 

North County Times: REVIEW (DAN BENNETT)

March 2009

 

San Jose Mercury News

March 2009

 

Culture Vulture: REVIEW (Les Wright)

March 2009

 

Venice Magazine

February 2009

 

San Francisco Bay Guardian (Cheryl Eddy will review for next issue)

February 27, 2009

 

San Francisco Chronicle: REVIEW (Justin Berton)

February 27, 2009

 

SF Weekly: REVIEW (Nicholas Rapold)

February 25, 2009

 

The Oregonian: REVIEW (Stan Hall)

February 26, 2009

 

MatchFlick: REVIEW

February 21, 2009

 

Defamer

February 20, 2009

 

The Christian Science Monitor: REVIEW (Peter Rainer)

February 20, 2009

 

Westword

February 19, 2009

 

Rocky Mountain News ( ran a synopsis using a quote from VA Musetto’s NY POST review)

February 20, 2009

 

The Denver Post: REVIEW (Lisa Kennedy)

February 20, 2009

 

Campus Circle: REVIEW (Jessica Koslow)

February 20, 2009

 

Los Angeles Times: REVIEW (Kenneth Turan)

February 20, 2009

 

Tucson Weekly: REVIEW (James Digiovanna)

February 19, 2009

 

Arizona Star: REVIEW (Stephen Holden NYT)

February 19, 2009

 

Film Jerk

February 15, 2009

 

Harbor Theater Blog

February 15, 2009

 

Williamette Week: REVIEW (AP Kryza)

February 14, 2009

 

Las Cruces Bulletin: REVIEW (Jeff Berg)

February 13, 2009

 

The Desert Sun

January 12, 2009

 

Chicago Reader: REVIEW (J.R. Jones)

January 8, 2009

 

Chicago Tribune: REVIEW (Michael Phillips)

January 8, 2009

 

Time Out Chicago: REVIEW (Hank Sartin)

January 8, 2009

 

Roger Ebert Chicago Sun Times

January 7, 2009

 

New City Film: REVIEW (Ray Pride)

January 6, 2009

 

Film Monthly: REVIEW (Elaine Hegwood Bowen)

January 5, 2009

 

Koch on Film: REVIEW (Ed Koch)

December 30, 2008

 

Film Journal: REVIEW (Doris Toumarkine)

December 22, 2008

 

Movie City News: Wilmington on Movies

December 19, 2008

 

Green Cine Daily

December 19, 2008

 

The Film Files: REVIEW (Dianne Brooks)

December 19, 2008

 

Cinematical

December 19, 2008

 

NY Movie Guru: REVIEW (Avi Offer)

December 19, 2008

 

Tiny Mix Tapes: REVIEW (Paul Bower)

December 19, 2008

 

NY Post: REVIEW ( V.A. Musetto)

December 19, 2008

 

New York Times: REVIEW (Stephen Holden)

December 19, 2008

 

Metacritic

December 16, 2008

Village Voice: REVIEW (Nicholas Rapold)

December 16, 2008

 

INDIEWIRE: REVIEW (Leo Goldsmith)

December 15, 2008

 

LAist: REVIEW (Farley Eliott)

November 16, 2008

 

The Hollywood Reporter (article about soundtrack award)

October 19, 2008

 

The Examiner: REVIEW (Marcos Bernal-Sayas)

October 16, 2008

 

The Hollywood Reporter: REVIEW (Bernard Besserglik)

May 17, 2008

 

Variety: REVIEW (Jordan Mintzer)

May 16, 2008

 

 

 

 

Cast & Crew

Director: Christophe Van Rompaey winner of 12 various film festival awards including such festival as Brussels International Film Festival and WorldFest Houston. The most recent win being Semaine de la critique in Cannes with “Moscow, Belgium”.

Writers: Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem,Pat van Beirs

Cast: Barbara Sarafian(8 ½ Women, CQ) , Jurgen Delnaet(Witse: De regel van drie TV SERIES), Johan Heldenbergh(Witse: Het Onbekenende lijk TV SERIES), and Anemone Valcke a burgeoning new star.

Producers: Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem also the writer of Moscow, Belgium has a number of films that he has both written and producer, namely A Perfect Match.

Music: Tuur Florizoone

Director of Photography: Ruben Impens

 

Awards and Quotes

" Passionate and Impulsive....
....the movies steady attention to details lends it a texture rarely found in films..."

NY Times

"HHHHH DELIGHTFUL!
One of the most realistic onscreen love stories."

Time Out New York

"A pleasing alternative to the season's Oscar-baiting movies"

V.A. Musetto, New York Post

 

"A knockout performance from....Barbara Sarafian"

Variety.com

 

"Packed with plenty of drama, laughs and sentimental charm"

Jordan Mintzer, Variety

 

 

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