Resurrection

Kristof Hoornaert

With his firmly designed debut, Flemish filmmaker Kristof Hoornaert makes perfect slow cinema. Johan Leysen plays a hermit who leads a self-contained life in his simple house in the forest. On one of his strolls, he finds a half-naked young man, to whom he offers clothes, food and shelter. Their wordless companionship is put to the test when the police come to the door and the mysterious young man turns out to have committed a murder.

The hermit faces a moral dilemma: should he help him or turn him in? The pure shots are back to basics – a window, the sun, faces – and Resurrection develops into a parable about cruelty in the world. The refined camerawork, in broad Cinemascope, is by the Lithuanian Rimvydas Leipus, well-known for the films of Sharunas Bartas, and Khadak by Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens. With his subdued acting, Leysen provides many clues to fathom his motives. His deeply-lined face tells a story of its own.


Screenings

  • Cinerama 2
    English subtitles
    Sun 28 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 1
    English subtitles
    Tue 30 Jan Buy
  • Cinerama 6
    English subtitles
    Wed 31 Jan Buy
  • KINO 2
    English subtitles
    Fri 2 Feb Buy
  • Pathé 5
    English subtitles
    Sat 3 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Kristof Hoornaert
Country
Belgium
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
110’
Language
Dutch
Producer
Mariano Vanhoof, Geoffrey Enthoven
Production Company
Fobic Films
Sales
TVCO
Writer
Kristof Hoornaert
Cinematography
Rimvydas Leipus
Editor
David Verdurme
Production Design
Kurt Rigolle
Sound Design
Raf Enckels, Yanna Soentjens
Cast
Johan Leysen, Gilles De Schryver, Kris Cuppens, Thomas Ryckewaert
Website
http://kristofhoornaert.com