Govinda Van Maele

Govinda Van Maele


I’m not very interested in objective reality, whatever that might be, but I find it essential that my film stays true to me and the realities of the world I live in. I find genre cinema, and particularly film noir, a great way to approach very real and relevant societal issues in an indirect and satirical manner.    


Born in 1983 in Luxembourg, Govinda made his first films as a teenager. His three last short films JOSH, A DAY IN THE OPEN and YOU GO AHEAD won him awards and special mentions among others in Hamburg, Nice and Winterthur and were sold to Arte and Canal+. He lives in Turkey and Luxembourg, where he curates genre films at the Cinémathèque and co-founded the production company Les Films Fauves.

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