Resurrection

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    Resurrection

    Directed by

    Belgium

    2017

    110 min

    • Dutch

    Drama

    An old man, who practically lives as a hermit, comes across a young man lying naked out in the woods. Even though the young man refuses to speak, the old man takes him into his home and a strange bond begins to form between the two. But a visit from the police reveals that the young man has killed somebody. Now the old man must make a decision of what to do with the murderer in his midst.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Johan Leysen
    Kris Cuppens
    Gilles De Schryver
    Thomas Ryckewaert
    Screenplay
    Kristof Hoornaert
    Cinematography
    Rimvydas Leipus
    Editing
    David Verdurme
    Production
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    Press

    The CinemaScope format gives ample room to the predominantly green surroundings and the interiors of the ascetic house, much like in some of Bruno Dumont's films.

    Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa

    Kristof Hoornaert

    Kristof Hoornaert

    Belgium

    Kristof Hoornaert(b. 1980, West-Flanders, Belgium) studied Audiovisual Arts in Ghent and Brussels. In 2006 he started working as a freelance director on several corporate films, publicity and commercials for various companies.In 2009, his first short film KAIN premiered in the official competition of the Berlinale, where it got nominated for the Golden Bear. In 2012, he edited the short film NUCLEAR WASTE by Ukrainian filmmaker Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy (The Tribe), which premiered in the official competition of the Locarno FF, where it won the Silver Leopard. The film got also nominated for the European Film Award 2013. In 2015, his third short film EMPIRE premiered in the world competition of the Montreal FF and got in the official selection of the London FF and Gent FF. Furthermore the film was selected in film festivals in Tallinn, Vilnius, Busan, Thessaloniki, Tokyo, Helsinki etc. RESURRECTION is his first full-length feature.