Biography of Frans Buyens

(1924 - 2004)

Frans Buyens. Filmmaker - Author.
Born in Tamise, West Flanders, Belgium.
Working-class background, father a basket-maker.

Literary works
First period from 1948 to 1958
Second period from 1983 to 2000
Numerous writings on anti-militarism, racism and free-thinking.
Author of short stories, novels, plays and stories for children.
Texts characterized by a sense of the fantastic.
A pioneer of Flemish SF.
Many essays on Flemish and foreign writers.
Founded the satirical theatre "Le Coq de Cuivre" at Antwerp.
Founded the satirical broadsheet "Le Satan".
Reporter, scriptwriter and producer for Flemish TV.
Mainly active as a film-maker from 1960 to 2003.
Independent producer by choice.

a rebel - a 100% humanist
modest but determined - loyal