EN - Fortress Europe has collapsed and Northern Europeans are forced to migrate. A middle-class man gets stranded ​i​n a coastal village in search of a passage to a promised land. There he meets a girl and a dilemma arises: whether to stay with her in this fallow place or continue his overseas quest at an immoral price.


Title Fallow
Original title Brak
Original language Dutch, English, French
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Genre drama
Year 2015
World première / first public presentation 2015-10-18


Cast Tibo Vandenborre, Aurora Marion, Willy Thomas, Chokri Ben Chika, Ken Ndiaye
Photography Laurens De Geyter
Editing Simon Arazi
Sound Laszlo Umbreit
Art director Cosme
Costume Kagy Sebasoni
Makeup Katja Piepenstock
Music Patrick Codenys

Technical specs

Running time film 75'
Release format DCP
Aspect ratio 1:66
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour and black-white
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
Production partners Podium


2015: Film Fest Ghent (BE)

Good start for Ghent Film Fest

Robin Pront's feature debut The Ardennes is the opening attraction at the 42nd Film Fest Ghent (13-24 October). The film, receiving its European première, is just one of the many indigenous titles Belgium's oldest and largest festival has in its programme this year. There are in total five Flemish features, one TV series, a dozen shorts, and two co-productions with Flanders.

The ArdennesOpening the Fest is The Ardennes starring Veerle Baetens (The Broken Circle Breakdown), Kevin Janssens and Jeroen Perceval, with the latter also co-writing the script with director Robin Pront. The film has already attracted attention at this year's Toronto International Film Festival where it had its world premiere and was picked up by distributors in such key territories as France (Diaphana) and Italy (Satine). Producer is Bart van Langendonck for Savage Film, the company behind Oscar-nominated Bullhead. International sales are handled by Montreal-based Attraction Distribution.

Published on Tuesday 13 October 2015

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Short info

Director Laurent Van Lancker
Producers Ellen Meiresonne
Writers Laurent Van Lancker, Elvis Peeters

Ellen Meiresonne
T. Verhaegenstraat 18
1060 Brussels
T +32 471 61 53 15


Website www.polymorfilms.be/#/Films/Brak(Fallow-Friche)/
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