EN - An Attempt is a poetic portrait of a young man who, intoxicated with alcohol, struggles to put on his backpack on a sunny afternoon in the city. The film addresses the melancholic impression that, in the eyes of others, a person is never seen in his or her entire complexity.


Title An Attempt
Original title An Attempt
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Experimental
Genre Fiction
Year 2017
World première / first public presentation 2017-08-12


Cast Oscar Van Rompay
Photography Cedric Vankerckhoven
Editing Maxim Hectors
Sound Bert Aerts

Technical specs

Running time film 7'24''
Release format DCP
Other available formats prores
Aspect ratio 1:1.33
Sound format 5.1
Colour Colour
Available in 2D



2018: Tampere Film Festival (FI)

2017: Visite Film Festival (BE)

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Last edited on 4 May 2018

Short info

Director Maxim Hectors
Producers Maxim Hectors
Writers Maxim Hectors

Maxim Hectors
Barastraat 6 bus 5
1070 Brussels
T +32 494 651 649


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