Archive of films Violet / Violet

Belgium / Netherlands
2014, 82 min

Section: Another View
Year: 2014

Fifteen-year-old Jesse is the lone eyewitness to the murder of one of his friends. After the brutal incident Jesse returns home to his family and his BMX riding crew. This impressionistic, visually forceful movie makes do with minimal dialogue; its strength lies in its images. Violet was shown to accolades at this year’s Berlinale in the Generation section where it took the Jury Grand Prix.


Synopsis

Fifteen-year-old Jesse is the lone eyewitness to the murder of one of his friends. After the brutal incident Jesse returns home to his family and his BMX riders crew. Words cannot express the sorrow and emotional turmoil Jesse is going through – how can he explain the inexplicable? Questions surround not only Jesse but also those closest to him, isolating him further from the world and preventing him from coming to terms with the situation. Everyday activities like drinking tea, watching television, or hanging out with friends take on an entirely different significance. Using light, darkness, shadow, sound, and silence to isolate Jesse in an impenetrable net, the debuting director succeeds in baring the protagonist’s inner core. This impressionistic, visually forceful movie makes do with minimal dialogue; its strength lies in its images. Violet was shown to accolades at this year’s Berlinale in the Generation section where it took the Jury Grand Prix.

About the director

Bas Devos (b. 1983, Zoersel, Belgium) has written and directed four short films – Taurus (2005), Pillar (2006), The Close (2007) and We Know (2009). Violet is the director’s first feature and he also takes writing credits. The film saw its world premiere at this year’s IFF in Berlin in the Generation section. Devos also works in theater as a director and lighting technician. At present he is working on his next film, Animal Language.

Contacts

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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Another View
   
Director: Bas Devos
Screenplay: Bas Devos
Dir. of Photography: Nicolas Karakatsanis
Music: Deafheaven
Editor: Dieter Diependaele
Producer: Tomas Leyers
Production: Minds Meet
Cast: César De Sutter, Raf Walschaerts, Mira Helmer, Brent Minne
Contact: New Europe Film Sales
   
www: www.violet-film.com

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