Scene from the film Saints' Game
Scene from the film Saints' Game

Saints' Game

  • Belgium
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In Brussels, a citizen from Palestine, Dagestan, Iceland, and France conduct various performances involving religious imagery, particularly that from the Christian tradition, to show how this imagery has permeated Western culture. The performance not only depicts western Europe’s religious imagist underpinning, but also tells the personal stories of the performers who have become distanced from their original environment and native culture. Due to Brussels rich history and multiculturalism it is an apt setting to muse over western culture’s religious foundation as well as the displacement of people. The film, therefore, offers reconsiderations of lineage and how we think about home collectively and personally.


  • Original title
    Saints' Game
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Amélie Derlon Cordina
  • DOP
    Julien Englebert, Hoang-­‐Son Doan, Amélie Derlon Cordina
  • Editing
    Amélie Derlon Cordina
  • Sound
    Théophile Gay-­‐Mazas, Edith Herregods, Adrien Monfleur
  • Duration
    50 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Belgium
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • FID Marseille
    • Festival Actoral, Marseille
    • Festival FILMER A TOUT PRIX, Brussels
    • Festival CINEMA DU REEL, Paris
    • Festival COTE COURT, Pantin
  • Awards
    • CNAP award (National center of plastic arts) at the 28th FID Marseille, 2017
    • Grand Prix at film festival Côté Court, Pantin, 2018 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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