Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #106. Veerle Baetens’ When It Melts
When It Melts
Belgian actress Veerle Baetens (best known for The Broken Circle Breakdown and Mothers’ Instinct) moved behind the camera for her directorial debut on a project that was getting terrific buzz (plus Prix ARTE Kino Intl. coin) before it even went into production. A book-to-film adaptation based on Lize Spit’s Het Smelt — When It Melts is a film that highlights loneliness, burying the pain and as Baetens illustrates … it is the quiet people who have the loudest minds. Rosa Marchant and Charlotte De Bruyne share the same character and….the same traumas. Savage Films’ Bart Van Langendonck (Racer and the Jailbird) is producing.
Release Date/Prediction: This was selected to compete in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at Sundance. We expect more film festival play to follow.