RELEASE DATE : January 11th, 2017
Fien Troch wins ‘Best Director Award’ in Venice for her intimate drama Home
DIRECTED BY : Fien Troch
COUNTRY : Belgium (2016)
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Dutch
Synopsis : Home focuses on a group of youngsters and the adults that surround them. Both find it difficult to communicate and to understand each other’s closed-off world. Into this community of two struggling generations arrives 17-year-old Kevin. He starts an apprenticeship at his aunt’s store and moves in with her and her family. Kevin quickly adapts to his new home and gets along with his cousin Sammy. Through Sammy’s circle of friends he gets to know John. Soon we discover John lives an unbearable situation with his mother and Kevin feels the urge to help his new friend. One evening fate intervenes and questions of betrayal, trust and loyalty start to direct their daily lives more then ever.
“From the first scene, I wanted the viewers to have the impression that we were really in a house filming what is happening there (…) And then when you get to uncomfortable scenes, there’s nowhere to hide. You were there from the beginning, you can’t hide now.”
Fien Troch to an interviewer in Venice, Flanders Today