Visual arts and creative writing residencies

Open call 2021 for a research residency to visual arts and creative writing

You are a visual artist, author, poet, videographer, performer, living outside Belgium and you wish to experiment in your research and share it in an inspiring house, with modernist architecture from the 20s, send us your project! The Fondation Thalie provides a writing workspace with the opportunity for a public presentation within the programme in…


LA COULEUR DES ROISby Simon and Julien Dara

The Foundation supports La Couleur des Rois, a short film by Simon Dara and Julien Dara
Duration: 21 minutes
With Sébastien Houbani, Malik Zidi Djaïdani, Rachid Djaïdani, Henri-Noël Tabary

Adel is a young co-pilot. One evening, after leaving a routine examination, he was violently attacked by two men who smashed a bottle in his face. Ten days later, Adel receives eye surgery from doctor Nadji Abelhouab, at the Quinze-Vingt hospital. While Nadji diagnoses Adel’s injured eye, the two men discuss their lives modestly. This retelling immerses the viewer three years into the past, when Adel returned to his family. In this we discover the immense pride and the generosity the family has for their prodigal son. During a stroll in the family garden, we gradually become more aware of the violent environment from which Adel managed to escape.

The short film La Couleur des Rois has been selected to the 21e Festival Off-Courts Trouville.

With the support of: