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.
ActorsSebastien Dewaele, Charlotte De Bruyne, Spencer Bogaert
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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.