Veerle Baetens / BE, NL, 2023 / 111 min.
Intriguing adaptation by Veerle Baetens of Lize Spit’s debut novel of the same title; Het smelt is also Baetens’ directorial debut. Protagonist Eva, a young woman with reclusive tendencies, returns to the village where she was born and relives a trauma from her youth.
A rare feat: to have your very first feature film world premiere at independent film mecca the Sundance Film Festival. But Veerle Baetens, the actor known for her performance in Felix van Groeningen’s highly praised The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012), has managed it.
Before Het Smelt you will see the Ultra-short film Crumble by Max Peterse and Eileen Boeijkens. In this animated film, a frightened stone clings desperately to the place it knows. Until the ground beneath him begins to crumble.
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