Xavier Christiaens (Belgium)

Xavier Christiaens, born in 1963, is a Belgian self-made filmmaker, and former assistant to Bruno Dumont and Benedicte Lienard. His first and foremost poetry film - The Taste of Koumiz (2004) - recalls the aesthetic universe of Alexander Sokourov. It has been selected in more than twenty international festivals and won two prizes. It was broadcasted on the Belgian national Channel RTBF. The White She-Camel is his second film produced with his wife Sandrine Blaise. It received the prize Scam (awarded by the Belgian Society of filmmakers ) and two special mentions, the Festival of Nyon and the Festival of Jeonju (South Korea).


  • Le gout de koumizm/ Taste of Koumiss
    56', Belgium, 2004
  • La chamelle blanche/ The White She-Camel
    52', Belgium, 2006
  • Au-delà des icebergs
    59', Belgium, 2013

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