Ghost Tropic

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    Ghost Tropic

    Directed by

    Belgium

    2019

    85 min

    • French

    Drama

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    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.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Maaike Neuville
    Nora Dari
    Saadia Bentaïeb
    Stefan Gota
    Screenplay
    Bas Devos
    Cinematography
    Grimm Vandekerckhove
    Editing
    Dieter Diependaele
    Music
    Brecht Ameel
    Sales
    REDIANCE
    Production
    QUETZALCOATL
    Production
    10.80 FILMS
    Production
    MINDS MEET

    Press

    An arthouse gem. A lovely examination of a mostly nondescript character navigating unknown terrain.

    Tim Grierson, Screendaily

    A mild-mannered and poetic discovery of hope and bliss.

    Jan Lumholdt, Cineuropa

    A delicate miniature that’s magnificently humanist... It was one of the very few standouts in this year’s Directors’ Fortnight program...

    Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

    Bas offers us a space, beautiful and provisional, where one can take a break and a breath of fresh air.

    Luc Chessel, Libération

    Delicately, Bas Devos gave us a lesson on humanity.

    Jean-François Lixon, Franceinfo

    This Belgian drama should be a favorite for adventurous festivalgoers who will appreciate the film’s gentle air and reflective mindset.

    Tim Grierson, Screen Daily

    Bas Devos

    Bas Devos

    Belgium

    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.

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