Ion

Year
2013
Country
Belgium
Duration
57’’
Director
Olivier Magis

“My name is Ion. Who could have imagined the fate that was waiting for me: my birth under the Romanian dictatorship, the loss of my eyesight through an accident, my sudden exile to escape chaos, fear and threats? One thing is certain: fate is like the criminals that I secretly eavesdrop on today for the Belgian federal police. With a little willpower, there’s always a way to dodge its tricks. The person who taught me that is a close and loyal childhood friend. That friend is literature. Without it, I probably wouldn’t be what I am now”.

Production
Derives, +32 474 93 17 42, julie@derives.be, www.derives.be, Julie Freres
Sales
+32 4 340 10 45, cecile.hiernaux@wip.be, www.wip.be, Cécile Hiernaux
Director
Olivier Magis

Olivier Magis graduated in film direction in Belgium. His graduating film Le secret des dieux was screened and awarded at several European festivals. In addition, he has been directing documentary programs for the ARTE, RTBF & VRT television networks, and has been teaching lessons on documentary at high schools in Belgium.

Filmography

Le secret des dieux (2004), Flowers in the Shadows (2014)

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