Yvan, a middle-aged classic car collector, arrives home one evening to find Elie, a skinny young junkie, robbing his apartment. In a moment of sympathy, Yvan agrees to drive Elie to his parents' house in his vintage Chevrolet. So begins this absurdist but affecting road movie, awarded the Cannes Film Festival FIPRESCI prize, that follows these two on a bizarre journey across the spectacular Belgian landscape.
Bonus short: Icebergs, directed by Germinal Roaux
Sound: Stereo 2.0
- "A funny and melancholy road picture [full of] weird and wonderful characters."
- "Writer-director Bouli Lanners’s tale ... has all the hallmarks of our own homegrown odes to two-lane blacktops."
- "The beauty of the cinematography adn the wonderous music...packs an emotional wallop."
- "CRITIC'S PICK. In “Eldorado,” a road movie that poignantly juggles absurdism and melancholy, the summertime landscape of the Wallonia region of Belgium is filmed to resemble a miniaturized American West."
Awards & Recognition
Best European Film (Director's Fortnight)
Cannes Film Festival
Pesaro Film Festival
Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival
Portland Int'l Film Festival
Cleveland Int'l Film Festival
Philadelphia Film Festival
Wisconsin Film Festival
Washington DC Int'l Film Festival
Berkshire Int'l Film Festival
Seattle Int'l Film Festival