ICARUS – Nicolas Boucart (Belgium, 2018) 26’

At the start of the 20th Century, on a tiny island topped with steep cliffs, there lives an isolated man. Despite the huge developments in modern aviation, this inventor is obsessed with achieving his dearest dream: to fly using nothing but his arms. For him, only a pure, light, innocent soul is capable of such a feat. 11-year-old Joseph seems to be the perfect candidate.



2017 Festival International du film francophone de Namur – Prix BeTv,  2018 Brussels Short Film Festival – Grand Prix,  2018 British Independant Film Festival – Best Cinematography, 2018 Courts en Betton – Prix du Public, and more..


Director BiographyNicolas Boucart

Nicolas Boucart was born on January 10, 1981 in Tournai. After finishing his film studies at INRACI, the Belgian Film School, in Brussels, he began a career as a scene shifter and cameraman on movie sets.
Whilst honing his technical skills in the field, he quickly started to write and direct short fictional films.
In 2016, after working as a technician on over fifty short and feature-length films, he devoted himself full-time to writing and directing.