64th TIFF: Greek Premiere
A young Romanian construction worker living in Brussels is ready to return to his homeland, but suddenly finds himself captivated by the charm of a chance encounter with a Chinese botanist. Combining the tenacity of a documentary filmmaker and the sensitivity of a poet, the perceptive urban observer, Bas Devos delicately weaves a thread of fleeting encounters and tender farewells, ultimately placing it in the heart of a European crossroads. Maintaining a focused lens on where the soul of every narrative resides, be it small or grand, in the unseen and the unspoken, the talented Belgian creator invites us to celebrate the fleeting beauty of the here and now, all the while emphasizing the existential significance that the pursuit of belonging encompasses within the life story of every individual, employing a variety of approaches.
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Bas Devos
Script: Bas Devos
Cinematography: Grimm Vandekerckhove
Editing: Dieter Diependaele
Sound: Boris Debackere
Music: Brecht Ameel
Actors: Stefan Gota, Liyo Gong, Cedric Luvuezo, Teodor Corban, Saadia Bentaïeb, Alina Constantin, ShuHuang Wang
Production: Špela Tušar
Producers: Marc Goyens
Costumes: Manon Blom
Production Design: Špela Tušar
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Belgium
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 82'
Contact: Rediance
Awards/Distinctions: Encounters Award, FIPRESCI Prize Encounters – Berlin IFF 2023, Festival Prize Best International Feature Film – Guanajuato IFF 2023

Bas Devos

Bas Devos was born in Zoersel, Belgium. Since graduating, Bas Devos has made two shorts, The Close and We Know. His first feature, Violet, won the Jury Prize at Berlinale Generations 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.


2005 Taurus (short)
2006 Pillar (short)
2010 We Know (short)
2014 Violet
2019 Hellhole
2019 Ghost Tropic
2023: Here