EN - Home focuses on a group of youngsters and the adults who surround them. Both find it difficult to communicate and to understand each other’s closed-off worlds. Into this community of two struggling generations arrives 17-year-old Kevin. He starts an apprenticeship at his aunt’s store and moves in with her and her family. Kevin quickly adapts to his new home and gets along with his cousin Sammy. Through Sammy’s circle of friends he meets John. Soon we discover John lives an unbearable situation with his mother and Kevin feels the urge to help his new friend. One evening fate intervenes and questions of betrayal, trust and loyalty start to impact on their daily lives more than ever.

NL - Home volgt een groep tieners en de volwassenen die hen omringen. Beiden hebben het moeilijk om met elkaar te communiceren en elkaars leefwereld te begrijpen. In deze gemeenschap van twee worstelende generaties arriveert de 17-jarige Kevin. Hij volgt een leercontract in de winkel van zijn tante en komt bij haar gezin inwonen. Kevin went snel aan zijn nieuwe thuis en kan goed opschieten met zijn neef Sammy. Hij wordt in diens vriendengroep opgenomen en leert zo John kennen. Al snel wordt duidelijk dat John klem zit in een ondraaglijke thuissituatie en Kevin voelt de drang om zijn nieuwe vriend te helpen. Op een avond slaat het noodlot toe en vragen van verraad, vertrouwen en loyaliteit gaan nu meer dan ooit hun leven dirigeren.


Title Home
Original title Home
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Genre drama
Year 2016
World première / first public presentation 2016-09-03


Cast Sebastian Van Dun, Mistral Guidotti, Loïc Batog, Lena Suijkerbuijk, Karlijn Sileghem, Els Deceukelier, Robbie Cleiren
Photography Frank van den Eeden
Editing Nico Leunen
Sound Kwinten Van Laethem, Michel Schöpping
Art director Jef Peremans
Costume Valerie Le Roy
Music Johnny Jewel

Technical specs

Running time film 103'
Release format DCP
Aspect ratio 1.1.33
Sound format Stereo Dolby
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), CCA, Cineart
Production partners Versus Production (BE)
Tax shelter partners Casa Kafka


2016: Orizzonti - Venice International Film Festival (IT), Platform - Toronto International Film Festival (CA), Official Competition - Film Fest Gent (BE); World Cinema - AFI Fest (US)


2016: Orizzonti Award for Best Direction - Venice Film Festival (IT), Port of Ghent Audience Award - Film Fest Gent (BE), Canvas Audience Award - Film Fest Gent (BE), Special Mention Youth Jury - Film Fest Gent (BE), Georges Delerue Award for Best Music - Film Fest Gent (BE)

2014: ARTE International Prize - Script & Pitch @ TorinoFilmLab (IT)

Fien Troch’s Home shortlisted for the European Film Awards

Fien Troch’s fourth feature Home is on the shortlist for the European Film Awards in the category Feature Film. The nominees will be announced on 4 November in Seville and the winners revealed at the awards ceremony in Berlin on 9 December.

HomeHome is Fien Troch’s fourth feature, after Kid, Unspoken, and Someone Else’s HappinessHome had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September 2016, where it won the Orrizonti Award for Best Director. Home was selected for festivals in Toronto, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Bogotá and Lisbon.

Published on Tuesday 22 August 2017

Home, Le Ciel Flamand and King of the Belgians to Göteborg

Fien Troch’s Home, Peter Monsaert’s Le Ciel Flamand and King of the Belgians by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth have been invited to the Göteborg International Film Festival (27 January – 6 February). The line-up also includes three co-productions with Flanders and a retrospective of the work of the Dardenne brothers.

Le Ciel FLamandNew Voices, a section showcasing films by upcoming directors in search of new trends, welcomes Monsaert’s Le Ciel Flamand. Home and Brosens and Woodworth’s royal odyssey King of the Belgians are to screen in the Five Continents programme, a collection of films from around the world.

Published on Tuesday 17 January 2017

Wouter Bouvijn pitches debut feature at Les Arcs

Belgian director Wouter Bouvijn has been invited to the Arc 1950 Co-Production Village in Les Arcs where he will pitch his upcoming debut feature Escape. The festival has also announced its full line-up, which includes the animated short Catherine as well as some co-productions with Flanders. As previously announced, Fien Troch’s Home and Brosens and Woodworths’ King of the Belgians will also screen in Les Arcs.

Wouter Bouvijn (c)Titus SimoensOver three days, the Co-Production Village presents a selection of 20 European feature films in development to professionals interested in a financial or production participation. Among those invited this year is Wouter Bouvijn (Crossroads), who is currently preparing his debut feature Escape (fka (F)light).

Published on Wednesday 30 November 2016

Home and King of the Belgians invited to Les Arcs

Fien Troch’s Home has been selected for the Official Competition at the European Film Festival in Les Arcs (10-17 December). In addition, King of the Belgians, directed by Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth, celebrates its 10th festival selection as part of the Playtime programme. The line-up also includes Layla M., a co-production with Flanders.

HomeHome is one of 10 European features in Official Competition in Les Arcs vying for the Crystal Arrow, the main prize. Last year, Troch’s film was chosen for the festival’s Works-in-Progress sessions. Les Arcs’ Playtime section, which explores what European entertainment has to offer, includes King of the Belgians, the new film from Brosens and Woodworth.

Published on Wednesday 9 November 2016

Triple triumph for Troch's Home at Ghent

Fien Troch's Home grabbed three awards at this year's Film Fest Gent. The film took home the Georges Delerue Award for Best Music, as well as the Port of Ghent and Canvas Audience Awards. The Discovery Jury, consisting of youngsters that follow a special route through the Fest programme, also gave the film a special mention.

HomeHome, which premiered in Toronto and Venice, focuses on a group of youngsters and the adults who surround them. The film stars Sebastian Van Dun, Mistral Guidotti, Loïc Batog, Lena Suijkerbuijk, Karlijn Sileghem, and Els Deceukelier.

Published on Thursday 3 November 2016

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