‘Robinson Crusoe is a d*ck - Benjamin Deboosere’

21 Nov.'23
- 19:00

The life and strange surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe who lived for twenty and eight years all alone on an inhabited island and said it was his

After a shipwreck, the Englishman Robinson Crusoe finds himself stranded on an island. Daniel Defoe’s classic novel has been told many times but has never been depicted as critically as in Deboosere’s film. By dismantling the assumptions propagated by the mythical story, the film boldly and irreverently deconstructs one of the colonial landmarks of European literature.

Benjamin Deboosere (they/their) (°1984, Brussels) makes socio-political works with a playful approach. Their films have been shown at various international film festivals as Tallinn Black Nights (BNFF), Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Africadoc Benin, Festival du Film Documentaire de Saint-Louis, Brussels Art Film Festival, Achtung Berlin, among others. After two short films and a documentary, Deboosere ventures into feature-length fiction with this film premiered by Bozar in the presence of lead actresses Oriana Ikomo and Bernice Leming and Deboosere themselves.

Followed by a conversation with the director & crew moderated by Peggy Pierot.

The sign language spoken in the film is the Dutch sign language.
​​​​​​​The introduction and the discussion following the screening will be translated to International Sign Language.



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Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS


  • Subtitles: English
  • Original version: English Dutch Sign language

The sign language spoken in the movie is the Dutch sign language. 



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