After a long day at work, fiftyeight-year-old Khadija falls asleep on the last subway train. When she wakes up at the end of the line, she has no choice but to make her way home on foot. On her nocturnal journey she finds herself compelled to ask for and give help to the other inhabitants of the night.
- Silver Pyramid (Best Director) - Cairo IFF
- Maaike Neuville
- Nora Dari
- Saadia Bentaïeb
- Stefan Gota
- Bas Devos
- Grimm Vandekerckhove
- Dieter Diependaele
- Brecht Ameel
- 10.80 FILMS
- MINDS MEET
An arthouse gem. A lovely examination of a mostly nondescript character navigating unknown terrain.
A mild-mannered and poetic discovery of hope and bliss.
A delicate miniature that’s magnificently humanist... It was one of the very few standouts in this year’s Directors’ Fortnight program...
Bas offers us a space, beautiful and provisional, where one can take a break and a breath of fresh air.
Delicately, Bas Devos gave us a lesson on humanity.
This Belgian drama should be a favorite for adventurous festivalgoers who will appreciate the film’s gentle air and reflective mindset.
I am interested in contrasting the slowness... with everything constantly moving at the speed of light.
Bas Devos was born in Zoersel, Belgium in 1983. Since graduating, Bas Devos has made two shorts, THE CLOSE and WE KNOW. His first feature, VIOLET (2014), won the Jury Prize at Berlinale Generation and was selected for New Directors New Films at The MOMA, New York. His second feature HELLHOLE (2019) was selected for Berlinale Panorama. His third feature GHOST TROPIC (2019) premiered at Quinzaine des Réalisateurs.