Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Ghost Tropic

 

Year: 2019
Country: BELGIUM
Run Time: 85 minutes

Ghost Tropic
Ghost Tropic
Ghost Tropic
Ghost Tropic

After working a late shift at her cleaning job, Khadija falls asleep on the last subway home. When she wakes up at the end of an empty line, she begins her long journey back, down the quiet nocturnal streets of Brussels. Though she meets a variety of strangers along the way, including a homeless man, a gas station clerk, and her own daughter, Khadija spends most of the night in silent solitude, observing her surroundings. As Khadija’s odyssey unfolds, more of her character is revealed to the audience in a slow drip. Beautifully minimalistic, GHOST TROPIC’s unhurried pace allows the viewer to enter an almost meditative state. Both the commitment to realism and attention to detail are a breath of fresh air, and they make for a profoundly compelling viewing experience. Highlighting the unobserved beauty in a city after hours, GHOST TROPIC is poetry on film. (In French with subtitles) — G.S.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 8:40 PM ET

Friday, March 27, 2020 at 1:45 PM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Sidebar
Women of the World

Competition
International Narrative Competition

Director

Director
Bas Devos

Producers
Marc Goyens, Bas Devos, Nabil Ben Yadir, Benoit Roland, Tomas Leyers

Screenwriting
Bas Devos

Cinematography
Grimm Vandekerckhove

Editing
Dieter Diependaele, Bas Devos

Principal Cast
Saadia Bentaïeb, Maaike Neuville, Stefan Gota, Cedric Luvuezo, Willy Thomas, Nora Dari

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