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.