06th - 11th October 2016
bande annonce

Mussel's in love

Thursday 03rd October 2013 from 18h15 to 19h45
Salle 1 / Auditorium


A French subtitled version will be screened

The day before the screening, the booking will be closed. Seats will be available at the theatre front desk.

Mussels in Love

Directed by
Willemiek Kluijfhout
Produced by
© Trueworks - Associate Directors

Documentary, Belgium, Netherlands, 2012, 58 min

MUSSELS IN LOVE is a feature-length documentary that reveals the life of the Zeeland mussel in an intimate, humorous way, with playful music and fascinating close-ups that turn the shell-fish into abstract art. We get to observe its complete life cycle: the mussel that loves, the mussel that holds on with all its might, and the mussel that is cast off by the storm. On its odyssey from seabed to restaurant plate, the mussel encounters passionate enthusiasts who - like itself - fall in love, struggle and overcome. Biologist Annelies introduces us to the sex life of mussels. Then she becomes pregnant – by one of her mussels students! Top chef Sergio Herman, after a love-hate relationship with the shellfish, now specialises in preparing it. Gynaecologist Jan uses the glue of mussels to save the lives of unborn babies. And then there's the local Zeeland phenomenon of the mussel princess.


Debate with :

  • Willemiek Kluijfhout, Director
  • Pierre Noël, Muséum National d'Histoire naturelle in Paris