26.9. - 5.10.2019

From the Branches Drops the Withered Blossom Belgium 1960 | 85 min | OV | Black & White | FF 2007

rated for 0 + years
In the late 1950s, director Paul Meyer was commissioned by the Belgian government to make a film about the successful integration of immigrants in the Walloon coal mining area. Inspired by Italian Neorealism, Meyer filmed grievant working conditions, homesickness and desolate ways of life. Now a classic black and white documentary, the film was officially 'lost' for decades.
Orig. Title: Déjà s'envole la fleur maigre
Filmtype: Documentary Feature
Original language: French, Italian
Director: Paul Meyer
Screenplay: Paul Meyer
Cast: Dominico Mescolini, Guiseppe Cerqua, Luigi Favotto
Producer: Paul Meyer,Maurice Taszman
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Arsène Souffriau
Camera: Freddy Rents
Set Designer: 0
Cutter: Paul Meyer, Rose Tuytschaver
Format: 35 mm
Printsource: CGRI-DRI Wallonie-Bruxelles International, 2, Place Sainctelette, 1080 Brussels, Belgium, Tel: +32 2 421 82 11, Fax: +32 2 421 87 87, email:,
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Production: Les films de l'Eglantine