Blasting onto the film scene with Ex Drummer in 2007 and followed by 22nd of May in 2010 and distinct opposites attract in Angel in 2018, Koen Mortier is good to go in ’23 with his fourth feature which was an Out of Competition work-in-progress selection at Les Arcs Film Festival last month. The book to film adaptation of Skunk was filmed October of 2021 with thesps in first time actor Thibaud Dooms, Natali Broods, Boris Van Severen and Dirk Roofthooft with Nicolas Karakatsanis serving as cinematographer. Czar Film’s Eurydice Gysel and Mortier produced what is coined as a pitch dark teenage drama.
Gist: This tells the story of Liam, a neglected teenager who lives in a family where alcohol, violence and sex play the main role. He grows up to be a confused youngster which ends in a very aggressive act to break with his past.
Release Date/Prediction: This could be a competition title for the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlinale.