This Magnificent Cake!

Ce Magnifique Gâteau !

Belgium/France/Netherlands, 2018, 44 min, Colour

An anthology film set in colonial Africa in the late 19th century telling the stories of 5 different characters: a troubled king, a middle-aged Pygmy working in a luxury hotel, a failed businessman on an expedition, a lost porter and a young army deserter.



Marc James Roels,Emma De Swaef


Marc James Roels


Marc James Roels,Emma De Swaef


Bram Meindersma


Marc James Roels is a live-action director, making award winning shorts ‘Mompelaar’ in 2007 and ‘A Gentle Creature’ in 2010. Emma De Swaef specializes in stop-motion and doll-making, her preferred working materials include wool, felt and textile. Together they made the short film ‘Oh Willy…’ in 2012, a stop-motion short that won 80 international awards including the Cartoon d’Or for best European short, and a Cézar nomination. They are based in Antwerp, Belgium and ‘Ce Magnifique Gâteau !’ is their latest production.


France, 2018, Quinzaine des Réalisateurs ,

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs , France 2018 -

Croatia, 2018, Animafest , Grand Prix

Animafest , Croatia 2018 - Grand Prix

France, 2018, Annecy, Prix André Martin

Annecy, France 2018 - Prix André Martin

Portugal, 2018, Curtas Vila Do Conde , Audience Award

Curtas Vila Do Conde , Portugal 2018 - Audience Award

Canada, 2018, TIFF Toronto ,

TIFF Toronto , Canada 2018 -


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