Pieter Dirkx

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Pieter Dirkx
Born (1984-02-24) February 24, 1984 (age 33)
Antwerp, Belgium
Occupation Film director
Years active 2009 - present

Pieter Dirkx (born February 24, 1984) is a Belgian film director and painter. His short film Bento Monogatari premiered in the Cinéfondation program at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.[1][2]


An interpretation of the Mongolian Death Worm by Dirkx.

Pieter Dirkx first studied painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp before starting film studies at Sint-Lukas Brussels. His first short in film school was ‘The Geometry of Beetles’, about a lonely man who considers his framed insects to be his only friends.[3]

For his graduation project, Dirkx made ‘Bento Monogatari‘. It tells the story of Yvonne, a woman whose marriage has lost its spark. She tries to win her husband's attention by trying to drag him into the world of Japanese pop culture.[4]

The film was first screened at ‘Het Grote Ongeduld!’, a showcase for Belgian film school graduates, where it won the CANVAS award (Belgian cultural television station) and the SCAM/SACD Audience Award. ‘Bento Monogatari’ was eventually selected for the Cannes Film Festival 2011 in the Cinéfondation programme. Other festival selections include the Hamburg Short Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, Brussels Film Festival, and Emir Kusturica's Küstendorf Film and Music Festival.[4]

In 2011, Pieter Dirkx directed the music video for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's single "Maniac".[5]

Short Films[edit]

Music Videos[edit]


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Bento Monogatari". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2011-07-31. 
  2. ^ "Bento Monogatari Selected for Cannes". flandersimage.com. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  3. ^ "The Geometry of Beetles (2009) - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 2011-07-31. 
  4. ^ a b "Bento Monogatari(2010) - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 2011-07-31. 
  5. ^ "A Video for Maniac". clapyourhandssayyeah.com. Retrieved 2011-09-24. 

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