La fleurière

Ruben Desiere

IFFR 2018

Bright Future

  • 78'
  • Belgium
  • 2017

In the back room of a flower shop, Tomi, Rasto and Mižu are digging a tunnel in view of breaking into a bank vault. After heavy rainfall, the underground maze gets submerged by water and they are momentarily forced to stop working. What on paper presents itself as a typical heistmovie in which we see the heroes hatching a plan and pulling off the job, turns out to be a different kind of spectacle: one in which tension does not derive from a cause-and-effect chain of actions but from the potentiality that slowly finds itself fixed in gazes, etched on faces, inscribed in bodies’ gestures and voices.

Instead of weaving a tightly constructed series of calculated shortcuts between the projection of ends and their accomplishment, and instead of crafting beautiful shots or masterly phrases to make up for the vacuity of waiting, Ruben Desiere takes interest in the experience of the wait itself. (Courtisane Festival)

Director
Ruben Desiere
Premiere
International premiere
Countries of production
Belgium, Slovakia
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2018
Length
78'
Medium
DCP
International title
The Flower Shop
Language
Roma
Producers
Rasmus Van Heddeghem / Accattone Films, Ruben Desiere
Production Company
Accattone Films
Sales
The Open Reel
Screenplay
Ruben Desiere
Cinematography
Ruben Desiere
Editor
Elias Grootaers
Production Design
Simon Van Den Abeele , Oscar Willems
Sound Design
Sabrina Calmels
Cast
Tomáš Balog, Rastislav Vaňo, Vladimír Balász, Bartolomej Mroč