Bas DEVOS Belgium 2023 82 min PG
A tale of fleeting encounters aided by hot soup and lush mosses.
In suburban Brussels, Stefan, an unassuming Romanian construction worker, prepares to depart for home. He clears out his fridge and cooks up a pot of soulful borscht, passing it on to fellow kindred spirits, sowing love one bowl at a time. A serendipitous chance encounter with bryologist Shuxiu blossoms into a friendship as she opens his eyes to the once-invisible growth of mosses that thrive in the city’s crevices.
Elegantly shot on 16mm, Here touches on a deep human desire for connection in a world of interminable transience and movement. Beneath the shine of Europe, the film offers a glimpse into the ennui and troubling dreams that hum in the background of its characters’ daily existence.
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Dutch, French, Romanian
Bas DEVOS is a Belgian filmmaker known for his humanistic approach to filmmaking, often focusing on gestural subtleties that evoke empathy. His previous film, Ghost Tropic (2019), received critical acclaim in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight. Here won Best Film in the Encounters competition and the FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlinale.
Anticipate Pictures / Vincent Quek
The Beach of Beings & Here (Double Bill)