directed by Nathalie Basteyns & Kaat Beels
Belgium, 2017, Dutch/French, 91 minutes
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 2:15 PM — Plaza Theatre
Alex’s world is turned upside down when her mother abruptly abandons her dementing father. But when Alex moves home to care for him, she finds herself forced to confront a traumatic incident from her childhood and the things she should not have seen. The journey to reckon with her past will find Alex addressing the ways her parents’ marriage has shaped her own relationships, most importantly with her adulterous husband. In order to move forward, Alex must confront the reality of her past.
Cast + Credits
Directors: Nathalie Basteyns & Kaat Beels
Cast: Natali Broods, Johan Leysen, & Theo Maassen
Writer: Jan Pepermans
Cinematography: Anton Mertens
Editing: Bert Jacobs
Producers: Ivy Vanhaecke, Pieter Van Huyck, Saskia Verboven, & Marijke Wouters
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