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The Chapel

Dominique Deruddere

Belgium | V.O. Dutch/English/French | ST French | 2023 | 96 min | DCP | color | Fiction | North America Premiere

The Chapel is the story of Jennifer Rogiers, a 23-year-old virtuoso pianist who has lived much of her life with a terrible secret. When she gets the chance to compete in the world-famous Queen Elizabeth Championships, the memory of a traumatic experience resurfaces.

Director Dominique Deruddere
Music George Van Dam
Cinematographer Sander Vandenbroucke
Screenplay Dominique Deruddere
Cast Ruth Becquart, Kevin Janssens, Taeke Nikolaï
Production Salvage Film


Dominique Deruddere

Belgian writer/director Dominique Deruddere made his first film Orange Light (super 8, 50") when he was fourteen. He studied film at Sint Lukas in Brussels. His thesis film Killing Joke went on to win an award at the Brussels International Film Festival. His first feature Crazy Love (a.k.a. Love is a Dog from Hell), based on the works by Charles Bukowski won critical acclaim and numerous international awards. His next film, Wait until spring, bandini was produced by Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope Studios. Deruddere’s fifth feature Everybody's Famous! received many awards and nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for best foreign language film. He continued to work in both the United States and Belgium and has since directed five more feature films. The Chapel is his most recent production and his tenth film.