French director Jean-Michel Roux taught himself how to make movies. He realises his first short feature, Quartier Sauvage, which is also his first foray into fantasy, at the age of 19. The discovery of the work of Philip K. Dick delivers the inspiration for his next two shorts, La voix du désert and Trop près des dieux and for his first long feature, Les mille merveilles de l’univers, starring Tcheky Karyo, Julie Delpy and Maria de Medeiros. His debut, shown at the Festival in 1997, was awarded with the Prize for Best European Film at the Festival of Rome and the Grand Prize of the Festival of Malmö. Enquête sur le monde invisible, a fascinating documentary about the world of the paranormal in Iceland, marks the return of Jean-Michel Roux to Brussels.