Jo Röpcke

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Jo Röpcke
Born (1928-10-04)4 October 1928
Ghent, Belgium
Died 25 May 2007(2007-05-25) (aged 78)
Cannes, France
Occupation Television host, film journalist, director and critic

Jo Röpcke (4 October 1928 – 25 May 2007) was a Belgian film critic, film journalist, director and television host.


For over more than 30 years, starting from the 1960s, Röpcke presented the film magazine show Premiere on BRT, the publicly funded state television channel for the Flanders region of Belgium. Röpcke was known for a dry but charming presentation style with critical, and sometimes humorous or ironic side remarks.[citation needed]

Röpcke also gained an international profile as a film journalist and critic.[citation needed] He was a researcher at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) between 1953 and 1958 and at the RUG University in Ghent from 1958 until 1962. He was professor of film analysis and rector at the Brussels' film school the Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound (nl) (RITCS), and president of the Film Festival of Brussels.

Work as director[edit]

  • The BRT-news (VRT)
  • Echo, BRT, (VRT)
  • Panorama, TV documentary show (BRT)
  • Zoeklicht, cultural show (BRT)


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