short feature film
written and directed by Benny Vandendriessche
100 years later, FRONT creates a wordless and tactile experience about the atrocities of world war I. The film depicts a young Belgian soldier, stuck in the horror of the trenches. Overwhelmed by fear and physical exhaustion, he suffers from shell shock. His body is out of control and he tries to escape. At first, his friend protects him from certain death by restraining him. Eventually, they accept the inevitable.
cast: Kasper Vandenberghe, Kurt Vandendriessche
photography: David Williamson
sound: Arne Winderickx
produced by Mark Boone
commissioned by Museum aan de IJzer