Stefan, a Romanian construction worker living in Brussels, is on the verge of moving back home. He cooks up a big pot of soup with leftovers in his fridge, to hand out as a goodbye gift to friends and family. As he is ready to go, he meets a Belgian-Chinese young woman who works in a little restaurant while preparing a doctorate on mosses. Her attention for the near-invisible stops him in his tracks.
Bas Devos is 39 and was born in Zoersel, Belgium. Since graduating, Bas Devos has made two shorts The Close and We Know. His first fe- ture, Violet, won the Jury Prize at Berlinale Gener- ations in 2014 and was selected for New Directors New Films at Moma New York. His second feature was selected for Berlinale Panorama in 2019. Ghost Tropic, his third feature, premiered three months later at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2019 in Cannes. Here is his fourth feature film. He teaches film at Luca School of Arts in Brussels.
Written and directed by: Bas Devos
Assistant Director: Sofie Tusschan
Director of Photography: Grimm Vandekerckhove
Film Editor: Dieter Diependaele
Production Designer: Špela Tušar
Costume Designer: Manon Blom
Sound design: Boris Debackere
Rerecording mix: Benoit Biral
Music: Brecht Ameel
Produced by: Marc Goyens
Berlin Film Festival
Best Film & FIPRESCI Award – Encounters Competition