BE/FR 2019 | 98 Min | DCP
We, 25.09. | 18:00
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The mother of the twelve-year-old, highly sensitive Paul works in a psychiatric hospital that lies in midst the forest in the Ardennes. When he meets Gloria by chance, who is the same age as he is, as a patient in the hospital, he falls deeply for her and helps her to break out: the two youngsters flee through the thick forest, but what begins as a run-away romance, soon mutates into a destructive Entwicklungsroman. The exceptional director Fabrice du Welz captures this displaced world of the two youths in hyper sensuous analogue images, and transforms them into a fantastical, surreal primordial soup of desire, lust, and despair: Adoration is a revelation.

Fabrice du Welz
(*1972 in Belgium) made his debut in 1997 with Folles Aventures de Thierry Van Hoost. In 2004, The Ordeal was presented at the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes. He then directed Vinyan (2008) and Colt 45 (2014). In 2014 Alléluia screened in the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes, but also /slash film festival. Du Welz’ Message from the King (2016) premiered at Toronto International Film Festival, Adoration at Locarno Film Festival 2019.
Language OmeU
Director Fabrice du Welz
Cast Thomas Gioria, Fantine Harduin, Benoît Poelvoorde,
Writer Romain Protat, Vincent Tavier, Fabrice du Welz
Editing Anne-Laure Guégan
Cinematography Manuel Dacosse
We, 25.09. | 18:00