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Violet

Violet
Director: Bas Devos

Belgium, Holland, 2014, drama, 82 min., flemish with english and lithuanian subtitles, V

A group of young BMX riders are confronted with the unexpected and violent death of Jonas, one of their friends. Being the only one to have witnessed the incident, they all look at 15-year-old Jesse for answers. His companions’ looks and his inability to answer their questions gradually isolate Jesse. The grief for the loss of his best friend and the growing feeling of loneliness stand in the way of Jesse’s search for comfort. Violet is a visual account of a teenager’s mourning process.

Awards:

2014 m. – Grand Prix of the Generation 14plus International Jury at Berlin International Film Festival

About the director:

Born in 1983 in Zoersel in Belgium, he has made several shorts and a feature film besides working in the theatre as a director and lighting designer.

Section: Main programme

Screenplay: Bas Devos

Dir. of Photography: Nicolas Karakatsanis

Music: Joost Roskam

Cast: César De Sutter, Raf Walschaerts, Koen De Sutter