Sunday 29 October from 16:30 to 18:21 16+

Het Smelt Almost sold out


It can’t be news that Veerle Baetens (lead actress in The Broken Circle Breakdown) has an extraordinary ability to move us. What is new, however, is that she is also able to do so from behind the camera. She proves this with her directorial debut When It Melts, which was based on Lize Spit’s bestseller of the same title. A harrowing drama about three childhood friends, a summer in which everything went awry, a winter in which these events are finally dealt with, and a block of ice in the trunk of a car.


111 min.

Spoken language







Veerle Baetens


Sebastien Dewaele, Charlotte De Bruyne, Spencer Bogaert


Kijkhuis 1

Films is also screened on:

Het Smelt
Friday 27 October
11:30 - 13:21
Kijkhuis 1
€12,00 (Standard ticket)
Het Smelt
Tuesday 31 October
16:30 - 18:21
Trianon 1
€12,00 (Standard ticket)
Het Smelt Almost sold out
Thursday 2 November
18:45 - 20:36
Kijkhuis 2
€12,00 (Standard ticket)
Het Smelt Almost sold out
Sunday 5 November
13:45 - 15:36
Kijkhuis 1
€12,00 (Standard ticket)

First Feature Competition

In the First Feature Competition, we present international filmmakers and their first feature-length films. These first features come from all over the globe and offer us a glimpse into a wide variety of cultures and film styles, all of which with the fresh vision of a new filmmaker. Discover rising talents and your future favorite directors today – at the Leiden International Film Festival.

All films from this program