VFX Supervisor: Sander Jansen NVX
VFX Artists: Gabriel Naveau, Olivier Gilles
Grading: Veerle Zeelmaekers

Producer: Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Olivier Bronckart, Antonino Lombardo
Director: Fien Troch
DoP: Frank van den Eeden
Editor: Nico Leunen

The new film from Belgian director Fien Troch (Kid, Unspoken) is a daring and nuanced exploration of teenagers’ relationships both with each other and the adult world around them.

Home revisits the themes of emotional uncertainty and moral ambiguity found in Troch’s previous work, but with its loose narrative structure and ultra-realist style — reminiscent of the Dardennes, Ken Loach, and Larry Clark — she completes her cinematic coming of age.

The film follows a trio of adolescent boys whose self-control and fragile egos are tested by a traumatic experience that will reveal their respective natures and shape their world views. Recently released from a juvenile detention facility, Kevin is offered a fresh start as a plumbing apprentice at his aunt and uncle’s renovation business.

Living in his relatives’ basement and enjoying some modest luxuries previously unavailable to him, Kevin begins to spend more time with Sammy, his younger, more emotionally stable cousin, and their solemn friend John, who’s unable to hide his troubled home life. As the three friends struggle to find their way, we’re reminded how adults tend to forget the powerful, if fleeting, nature of adolescent emotion — and how teenagers tend to neglect the consequences of their own actions.

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