West Flemish director Gilles Coulier debuted at the Short Film Festival with “Ice- land” in 2009. A few months later, the film was selected for Cannes and Couliers name became known far beyond Leuven. Next was “Paroles”, his graduation project, and “Mont Blanc”, which brought him to Cannes for a second time. Couliers short films stand out thanks to their authenticity, excellent direct- ing and raw realism. His feature film debut “Cargo” just so hap- pens to share the same qualities.