The Road Back

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The Road Back

Directed by Wouters Maurits

  • Belgium 2016; 31 min
  • Original version: No dialogue
  • Genre: Documentary


THE ROAD BACK is a documentary journey to a time and place that have long been considered lost. The main character tries to find a lost village near a former international railway line where his recently deceased mother spent her youth. The past merges with the present as the filmmaker mixes archival films and close-ups of nature with old photographs. In fact, this blending of two media with different relationships to time forms the basis for discovering not only the relicts of the past that lie hidden beneath layers of contemporary phenomena, but also the unstoppable flow of seemingly unchanging time.