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Patrick wins big at the 2021 Ensors - Festivals / Awards - Belgium

Patrick wins big at the 2021 Ensors - Festivals / Awards - Belgium

During the ceremony for the Flemish film awards, which took place on Saturday night, Tim Mielants’ feature debut picked up a total of seven statuettes. The feature debut by Tim Mielants, Patrick, which had been the favourite for the Ensor Awards, has proven the predictions right by winning seven gongs, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay. Mielants’ first attempt thus proved to be a masterstroke for him. Patrick is a unique, and very Belgian, tragicomedy about a solitary forty-something man who suffers two tragedies in quick succession: the loss of his father, and the loss of his favourite hammer. Somehow, he will have to cope, while taking over the management of the naturist campsite that he has just inherited, and which is the object of countless desires… For his turn as Patrick, Kevin Janssens, typically a brawny romantic male lead in young Flemish cinema, put on 20 kg...

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