Bas Devos, Belgium, Netherlands, 2014
Prod. Year: 2014
Running Time: 82 min.
Production Company: Minds Meet
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Type of material: DCP, Prores
Synopsis: 15-year-old Jesse is the only one who witnessed the stabbing of his friend Jonas. Now he has to face his family and friends from the BMX riders crew and explain the unexplainable — how he feels about it.
Selected festivals: 64. Berlin IFF (Generation 14 Plus - Grand Prix Winner) / Hong Kong IFF / Karlovy Vary IFF / CPH:PIX / Cinerama.BC (Best Director) / AFI Fest / Les Arcs / New Directors/New Films
Beautifully shot images speak way louder than words in this Belgian drama about a teenager’s mourning process.
If Gus Van Sant had grown up in Flanders (...) he might have directed something like Violet.
The final image, an 8-minute sequence shot, is a wonder to behold and ends the film on a perfect and perfectly poetic note.
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