37-year-old Dorien has a flourishing veterinary practice, two sweet kids and a successful husband. Everything seems fine: on the outside. But there is something wrong. ‘Black hole of unknown size’ a newspaper headline says. This could apply to her life. When exactly it happened she doesn’t know, but somewhere along the way things went awry.

Bad news is followed by worse in The Best of Dorien B., a measured, human and dryly comedic drama: or is it a
dramatic comedy about the opportunities created by misfortune? Her parents' marital problems, a lingering affair and an unpleasant hospital visit shed different lights on Dorien’s life.

Cautious Dorien, created by filmmaker Anke Blondé and lead actor Kim Snauwaert, is a recognisable, sympathetic heroine. She isn’t the type to launch herself headlong into things, but that something is going to change seems certain.

Filmmaker
Anke Blondé
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Belgium
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
106’
Language
Dutch
Producer
Dries Phlypo
Production Company
A Private View
Sales
Be For Films
Writer
Anke Blondé, Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem
Cinematography
David Williamson
Editor
Axel Skovdal Roelofs
Sound Design
Jan Deca
Music
Rutger Reinders
Cast
Kim Snauwaert, Dirk van Dijck, Katelijne Verbeke, Jelle De Beule, Peter De Graef, Robrecht Vanden Thoren, Wine Dierickx