Menuetto is a Belgian independent film & tv production company

feature film finished

The Eight Mountains

Felix van Groeningen / Charlotte Vandermeersch

The Eight Mountains is the story of a friendship. Of children becoming men who try to erase the footprints of their fathers, but who, through the twists and turns they take, always end up returning home. Pietro is a boy from the city, Bruno is the last child of a forgotten mountain village. Over the years Bruno remains faithful to his mountain, while Pietro is the one who comes and goes. Their encounters introduce them to love and loss, reminding them of their origins, letting their destinies unfold, as Pietro and Bruno discover what it means to be true friends for life.

Selected for Official Competition Cannes 2022

(based on the bestselling novel by Paolo Cognetti)

feature film preproduction

WILL

Tim Mielants

Wilfried Wils is an auxiliary policeman in Antwerp at the start of the Second World War. The city is in the grip of violence and distrust. Wilfried does what he can to hold up, avoiding paths that are too slippery. He receives attention and material support from a man who has sided with the German occupier, Meanbeard, but he also enjoys the confidence of his anti-Nazi colleague Lode, brother to Wilfried’s love Yvette. Wilfried struggles to survive as the persecution of Jews proceeds unabated.

(based on the bestselling novel by Jeroen Olyslaegers)

feature film released

La Civil

Teodora Ana Mihai

La Civil tells the story of Cielo, a mother in search of her daughter, abducted by a criminal cartel in Northern Mexico. As the authorities fail to offer support in the search, Cielo takes matters into her own hands and turns from housewife into avenging activist. The story was inspired by true events.

Official selection Cannes 2021 / Un Certain Regard - Audacity Award

Opening film Film Festival Ghent 2021

Magritte du Meilleur film Flamand 2022

(international sales by Urban Distribution Int'l, Belgian release 27 Oct 2021)

short film postproduction

The Separation

Peter Ghesquière

What if the children - not the parents - decided to separate?

documentary in production

Charbon

Manu Riche

Charbon depicts how Europe was built on fossil fuels over the past 100 years. And how it was torn apart by wars that were the result of these same fossil fuels. During 3 trips to Ukraine, Italy and Iraq, filmmaker Manu Riche explains how he and his French-German family are inseparably connected to the fate of the Iraqi filmmaker and refugee Hayder Helo.