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Carnival in Flanders

La kermesse héroïque

Directed by Jacques Feyder
France, 1935
Comedy, Romance


During a long ago war, a tiny Dutch village is invaded by Spanish troops. And so a village woman schemes to soften up the invaders by throwing a lavish carnival in this 1930s comedy of manners. An award-winner many times over, the film was banned in Germany under the Nazis.

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Carnival in Flanders Directed by Jacques Feyder

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1936 | Winner: Best Director

National Board of Review

1936 | 2 wins including: Best Foreign Film

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1937 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

Kinema Junpo Awards

1938 | Winner: Best Foreign Language Film

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