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Here

Here

Original name: Here
English name: Here
Year: 2023
Run time: 82 Min
Language: French
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Belgium
Director: Bas Devos
Producers: Marc Goyens
Cast: Stefan Gota, Liyo Gong
Screenplay: Bas Devos
Cinematographer: Grimm Vandekerckhove
Editor: Dieter Diependaele
Sound Designer: Boris Debackere, Yanna Soentjens
Music Composer: Brecht Ameel
Production Company: Quetzalcoatl
World Sales: Rediance

Festivals:

  • Berlinale 2023
  • Toronto IFF 2023
  • New York FF 2023
  • San Sebastián IFF 2023
  • Busan IFF 2023
  • MAMI Mumbai FF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2019 Ghost Tropic
  • 2019 Hellhole
  • 2013 Violet
  • 2009 We Know (Short)
  • 2008 The Close (Short)
  • 2006 Pillar (Short)
  • 2005 Taurus (Short)

Director's Biography:

Bas Devos

Bas Devos is a Flemish filmmaker. He studied at LUCA School of Arts. Since graduating, Bas Devos has made two shorts The Close and We Know. His first feature, Violet (2013) won the Grand Prix of the Generation 14plus International Jury in 2014 and was selected for New Directors New Films at MOMA New York. His second feature, Hellhole (2019) was selected for Berlinale Panorama. Ghost Tropic (2019), his third feature, premiered three months later at the Director’s Fortnight section in Cannes 2019. He teaches film at LUCA School of Arts in Brussels.

Synopsis:

Here in Belgium, there is Stefan, one of the workers of an ever-expanding city, just like in every urban centre in this part of the world. He is preparing to return to Romania, as he has not found his place in Brussels. To create some memories before he leaves, he prepares a soup to share with colleagues, and friends. A hot meal makes you feel at home. In need of one himself and to shelter from a summer storm, he encounters a local woman helping out in a Chinese restaurant who is researching her doctorate on mosses. Her attention to the near-invisible stops him in his tracks. The sun sets among the buildings under construction, but Stefan prefers to walk and discover new places when the city is resting from its productivity. During the day, he also prefer to go by foot rather than take commuter routes; by walking one can observe the light, listen to the wind, feel the present space and time.