Ray Richardson: our side of the water

Belgium, 2017, 18 min.


Nina Degraeve

Rights Holder

A.P.A.C.H. a.s.b.l.


Lionel Callewaert



Originally from Woolwich, a popular suburb of South East London, there was no prospect that Ray Richardson would become one of the major figures in British figurative painting. Anchored on the South bank of the Thames, it is there that he finds the material of his work and the subjects of his portraits. In his traditional pictorial technique, he transposes cinematographic techniques specific to the language of «film noir».

2017 Brussels Art IFF (BAFF) (Belgium)
2018 UK Monthly IFF (UK)
Brussels Short IFF (Belgium)
Fine Arts IFF (FAFF) (USA)
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Nina Degraeve

Born in Brussels in 1994. As a lover of contemporary art, she devoted her first documentary to the Belarusian painter Igor Tishin. Studied film production and direction at HELB. During her studies there she made a documentary about Boris Lehman, a Belgian filmmaker of experimental cinema. She is currently writing a book dedicated to the Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev.

Selected filmography

2017 Ray Richardson: our side of the water