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Café Bostella – the documentary

This documentary film is about Julia and her pub Café Bostella, located in Belgium only a stone's throw from the Dutch border. In her 80s, Julia still runs the immensely popular pub on her own, just like she has done for more than 40 years. The success has not come easy, and now Julia faces a new threat: what will happen to the pub when working round the clock becomes too much for her? In the film, Julia shows her life that is for a great part defined by ...

Café Bostella – book & DVD

As not everything can be included in the documentary film, we decided to publish a photo book to accompany it. The focus is on the guests of Café Bostella in black & white and colour photography, and their stories: Why they have chosen this modest pub? What makes Café Bostella so special for them? The book includes also an essay about Julia and Café Bostella and place the pub in the context of the Flemish folk pub culture. Languages: ...