EN - The withdrawn 13-year-old Marino lives with his reticent father Tony on an old shipyard. While Tony is hard at work towing hefty ship engines, Marino ambles the muddy and often squalid yard for hours on end, searching for sounds to capture on his cassette recorder. In this vague and dreary existence, it seems that communication between the two is non-existent. But one day Marino finds his father playing a cassette in his office: it is a tape loaded with memories that will forever change the way they deal with their mourning and grief.

NL - De 13-jarige zwijgzame Marino woont samen met zijn stugge en in zichzelf gekeerde vader Tony op een oude scheepswerf. Terwijl Tony in zijn loods zware scheepsmotoren probeert te takelen, zwerft Marino met zijn cassetterecorder uren rond in de modderige dokken op zoek naar geluiden om op te nemen. In dit schimmige en grauwe bestaan, waar geen van beiden veel plezier in heeft, lijkt alle communicatie tussen de twee doorheen de jaren zoek geraakt. Tot de dag waarop Marino zijn afgepeigerde vader naar een oude cassette hoort luisteren in zijn bureau. Een tape vol herinneringen die voorgoed de wijze waarop ze omgaan met rouw en verdriet zal veranderen.


Title Dissonant
Original title Dissonant
Original language no dialogues
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Genre drama
Year 2015
World première / first public presentation 2015-02-19


Cast Matthis Perraux, Victor Peeters
Photography Maximiliaan Dierickx
Editing David Verdurme
Sound Peter Nietvelt
Art director Jens Burez
Costume Lotte Van Huyck
Makeup Radhika Peers
Music Domien Huyghe

Technical specs

Running time film 16'30"
Release format DCP
Other available formats ProRess 422, DVD, Blu-Ray
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D



2015: Ciné Privé Ghent (BE), Tumult Ghent (BE), Flemish Film Festival (NL), Flanders Week Gdańsk (PL), BUSHO Short Films Festival (HU), Cambridge International Film Festival (UK)

2014: International Film Festival of Aubagne (FR)

Three World Premieres and Five Other Films Selected for Montreal

Sum of Histories, Lukas Bossuyt’s feature debut, is to have its world premiere in the First Films Competition at the Montreal World Film Festival, which takes place from August 27 till September 7. Empire and Nkosi Coiffure, two shorts from Flanders, also premiere in the World Competition section, while the programme contains five further films from Flanders: Belgian Rhapsody, Marry Me and the shorts Olav, The Soul Is Wandering and Dissonant.

Still: Sum of HistoriesA love story with a touch of sci-fi, Sum of Histories tells the story of Viktor, a brilliant young professor who discovers a way to manipulate time. Now he can finally change the past and help his beloved Lena, but not without risk…

Published on Tuesday 11 August 2015

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Short info

Director Jurgen Willocx
Producers Anastassia Oudovitchenko
Writers Jurgen Willocx

Earlybirds Films
Domien Huyghe
Molenaarsstraat 111, bus 5
9000 Gent


Website https://www.facebook.com/Dissonantfilm
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