The festival takes its name from Jacques Feyder’s 1935 film about a group of women in Boom, Antwerp who welcomed and hosted Spanish militants for one night, while the men -all still traumatised by the 16th Century Spanish occupation in the years previous -hid undercover.
Curators of the festival, Alberto García del Castillo and Louise Osieka have programmed a Midpoint booklaunch, a screening by Laurie Charles, a performance by Marnie Slater and a concert by Steev Lemercier and Olivia Dunbar to finish.
Midpoint is a former R&B bar that in 2011 opened and is a place for artists and musicians to host parties. Beursschouwburg also used to be a place for private parties in the late 19th Century.
See the Beursschouwburg Event page for more details and history.**