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Film screenings

In collaboration with Sphinx Cinema, we program five films with a link to the exhibition. These films offer insight into the daily lives of various countryfolk and add extra depth to the exhibition. They stimulate and encourage you to ask even more questions.

Exhibition Countryfolk is the candid account of one man’s blissfully slow, 2,000-kilometre journey through the countryside in all seasons, driving an old tractor and towing a recording studio. The journey took photojournalist Jelle Vermeersch all over Belgium: to the Westhoek, the Borinage, the Ardennes, Limburg and back to Ghent via the polders and the Dutch province of Zeeland to… Sphinx Cinema!

In addition to this road movie in slow motion Countryfolk in St. Peter's Abbey, we present a 'real' film programme in Sphinx cinema about 'outdoor people': adventurous films that take place in the countryside in Belgium and beyond.

Your film ticket gives you a €5 discount on the exhibition (using a voucher)!

Film programme 


Sphinx Cinema
Sint-Michielshelling 3, 9000 Gent

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