Hellhole (Ascension Day)

Director/Writer: Bas Devos. Produced by Minds Meet (BE), co-produced by Phanta Film (NL) & Artemis Productions (BE).

Funding Netherlands Film Fund: Netherlands Film Production Incentive, Minority co-productions with VAF.

Wannes (58), a divorced doctor, spends his lonely days in his old-fashioned apartment. On house call, he meets different patients: 17-year-old Medhi lives more on the streets of Brussels then at home; while Alba (36) is an Italian translator for the European Parliament. She lives in a modern apartment in a residential tower. She tries to shake off the monotony of her work but feels numb and misses her family – a shortcoming she tries to escape in vain by partying on drugs and having one-night-stands.