Archive of films Patrick / De Patrick

2019, 97 min

Section: Official Selection - Competition
Year: 2019

Patrick is in charge of maintenance at a naturist campsite owned by his father. His workshop is as well-ordered as his life, but nothing lasts forever. The loss of Patrick’s favourite hammer has a profound effect on him and sets off a chain of events from which the pensive lad emerges as a new man. A tragicomedy about the importance of keeping an eye on your tools, about existential nudity, among other things, and about people for whom a trailer is their whole world.


Patrick lives at a naturist campsite owned by his father. His life is as well-ordered as his meticulously tidy workshop – that is until he loses  his favourite hammer. The missing tool sets off a chain of events that not only affects Patrick, but also reveals the true nature of the camp residents: their appearance may not leave much to the imagination, but they’re undeniably keeping a lot of stuff under wraps. He discovers that the certainties he had banked on are no longer guaranteed, and the young man is forced to find a dose of self-confidence that he never needed before. Mielants’ breezy tragicomedy conveys us to a world where homemade jams and camper vans provide the props for an existential quest for dignity – which is within reach even if the option of wearing trousers is entirely alien to you.

Anna Kořínek

About the director

Tim Mielants

Tim Mielants (Belgium). Selected filmography: The Tunnel (2016, TV series), Cordon (2017, TV series), Peaky Blinders (2017, TV series), Legion (2017, TV series), The Terror (2018, TV series), Patrick (2019)


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About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Official Selection - Competition
Director: Tim Mielants
Screenplay: Tim Mielants, Benjamin Sprengers
Dir. of Photography: Frank van den Eeden
Music: Geert Hellings
Editor: Alain Dessauvage
Art Director: Hubert Pouille, Pepijn Van Looy
Producer: Bart Van Langendonck, Sarah Marks
Production: Savage Film
Coproduction: Versus Production, Topkapi Films, Eyeworks Film & TV Drama
Cast: Kevin Janssens, Pierre Bokma, Hannah Hoekstra, Ariane van Vliet, Jemaine Clement
Sales: Beta Cinema GmbH
Contact: Stephen Lan


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Tim Mielants

Film Director

Geert Hellings

Music Composer

Benjamin Sprengers


Bart Van Langendonck


Sarah Marks


Nils Dezaeger

Assistant Producer

Ariane Van Vliet


Alain Dessauvage

Film Editor

Thorsten Ritter

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