Chicago European Union Film Festival: WHEN IT MELTS


THEATER 1 Mon, Mar 4 6:15 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2023
Production Country:Belgium
Original Language:Dutch
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Veerle Baetens
Cast:Charlotte De Bruyne
Rosa Marchant
Sebastien Dewaele
Naomi Vellisariou
Amber Metdepenningen


When the isolated and reclusive Eva (Charlotte De Bruyne) learns of a memorial celebration for a long lost friend, she is plunged into the past, recalling her sensitive 13-year-old-self (Rosa Marchant) and the sweltering summer when her life was irrevocably damaged. Adapted from Belgium’s coveted Bronzen Uil prize–winning eponymous novel written by Lize Spit, and winner of a special jury prize for Marchant’s heartbreaking performance as the young Eva, WHEN IT MELTS is a bitter and unflinching portrait of childhood trauma and its reverberations. Content consideration: contains themes of sexual assault and violence.