Bas DevosHamza Belarbi, Alba Rohrwacher, Willy Thomas
Belgium / Netherlands / 2019 / Dutch, French, Italian / 90 minutes / DCP
It’s a blue sky, with nothing but emptiness. The aftermath of Brussels terrorist attacks lingers, haunting people in the darkness of the world. An Algerian youth suffering from persistent headaches; a Flemish doctor worrying about his son on a military mission in the Middle East; a chronically exhausted Italian woman slowly losing control of her demanding life. A disenchanted portrait of a deeply wounded city, Devos’ (Violet, 38th) voyeuristic camera movement probes the soul of its lonely inhabitants, exposing life in its hollow banality.