When it Melts


Veerle Baetens

With: Rosa Marchant, Charlotte De Bruyne, Amber Metdepenningen, Matthijs Meertens, Anthony Vyt, Sebastien Dewaele

Adapted from the novel Het Smelt by Lize Spit

Many years after a sweltering summer that spun out of control, Eva returns to the village she grew up in with an ice block in the back of her car. In the dead of winter, she confronts her past and faces up to her tormentors.

Festivals & Awards

Sundance FF 2023 – World Cinema Dramatic Competition Special Jury Award for Best Performance for Rosa Marchant

FEST – New Directos 2023 – Jury Honorable Mention

Sao Paulo IFF 2023 – Jury Award for Best Feature Film

Braunschweig IFF 2023- Volkswagen Financial Services Film Award – Jury Award & “Der Heinrich” Audience Award


Original title: HET SMELT

Production: Savage Film - PRPL - Versus Production

Nationality: Belgium - The Netherlands

Year of production: 2023

Running time: 111'

Language: Flemish


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