Het Bos
Ankerrui 5-7, Antwerp

‘Juste un mouvement (2021, 108’) - Vincent Meessen

"Omar is dead!", a voice cried out in Dakar, 11 May 1973. The eldest of the Blondin Diop family, a young militant philosopher, and the articulate Maoist in Jean-Luc Godard's La Chinoise had allegedly committed suicide in his Gorée Island prison cell. His family and friends did not believe a word of it, demanding that light be shed on this political crime. A phantom haunts the Senegalese capital, itself in a state of unrest.

Juste un Mouvement is a free take on La Chinoise, a Jean-Luc Godard movie shot in 1967 in Paris. Reallocating its roles and characters fifty years later in Dakar, and updating its plot, this new version offers a meditation on the relationship between politics, justice and memory. Although not anymore alive, Omar Blondin Diop, the only actual Maoist student in the original movie, now becomes the key character.

Shot exclusively with non-professional actors and including Omar Blondin Diop’s brothers and friends, everyone in this film performs themselves: a filmmaker, a rapper, a poet, a Chinese worker, a Shaolin master, a Senegalese intellectual, the Minister of Culture of Senegal and the Vice President of the People’s Republic of China.

Film of choice: ‘Xaar Yallà’ (2021, 26’) - Mamadou Khouma Gueye
She moves towards us.

She moves against us.

She moves with us...

She is chasing me.

I can no longer move with her.

I will no longer see her beautiful horizon.

I don't want to miss her fresh morning air.

She has given me everything.

She is the sea.

She advances on the city of Saint Louis, the "Venice of the South", of which certain districts, Guet Ndar and Ndar Toute, enclosed between the sea and the river, are in danger of disappearing, just like Ndoud Baba Diéye, an island in the vicinity...


Every evening, prior to the screenings, vegetarian food will be served by different collectives. Films are screened at 20h30 and afterwards it is be possible to discuss extensively until midnight.

Tonight Table Dance will cook!
"I am Michelle Woods, I have a Filipina mother and British father. Born in London but have been living in Antwerp, on and off since 2007. I am not a trained cook but observed and learned through working at St John Smithfield in London, both front of house and in pastry. My father was also a big cook, and it is mostly through him that I have acquired my interest in food and cookery. I started Table Dance in 2018, please check here for more information.