Love is like Oxygen in Rome

Article published on Nov. 8, 2010
Article published on Nov. 8, 2010
One of the highlights of the Alice in the City section of the Rome International Film Festival is the Dutch-language Belgian film Oxygen. Tucked away at the tail end of the festival and screened for the press at eleven at night (for a 90-minute feature), Hans Van Nuffel’s feature debut is a title few journalists will have seen but which is certainly worth it.

The film already won the Grand Prix d’Ameriques at the Montreal Film Festival earlier this year and was such a success at the Canadian screenings that it will be released in regular theatres in Canada this week.

It is currently also doing very well in its general release in Flanders, where it has already been seen by over 100.000 ticket-buyers and is still on 17 screens. The film, whose title literally translates as “Breath” will also screen in Competition at the European Film Festival at Les Arcs in December.

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