PRPL/When It Melts

Feature film written by Maarten Loix and Veerle Baetens and directed by Veerle Baetens.

It is summer, and Eva is 13 years old. Neglected by her parents, she invents games in which she and two young boys invite girls from the local school to solve riddles. These games become ever more sexual, with dramatic consequences. Twenty years on, Eva returns to the village just as a new hall is being inaugurated, in the same barn where the dreadful events of that summer occurred.

Veerle Baetens will make her directorial debut with When It Melts, adapted from the bestselling novel by Lize Spit.

Writers: Veerle Baetens & Maarten Loix
Director: Veerle Baetens
Producer: Bart Van Langendonck, Sarah Marks, Ellen Havenith
In co-production with: Savage Film (BE)
Supported by: Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Belgian Tax Shelter, Telenet, VTM, Netherlands Film Fund
Selected for: Berlinale Co-Production Market (2020)