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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.

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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.

Pre-film

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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This movie contains scenes of violenceThis movie contains foul languagePersons under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult

Director

Veerle Baetens

Production year

2023

Country

BE, NL

Original title

Het smelt

Length

111 min.

Language

Dutch, French

Subtitles

NLD of ENG

Format

DCP

Accessibility

Earcatch

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