ADORATION – France, Belgium, 2019, 98 min., Drama, Thriller
Director: Fabrice du Welz
Writers: Fabrice du Welz, Romain Protat
Cast: Thomas Gioria, Fantine Harduin, Benoît Poelvoorde, Anaël Snoek, Gwendolyn Gourvenec, Peter Van den Begin
12-year-old Paul lives an isolated existence with his mother, who works at a private psychiatric hospital in the woods near their house. One day, Paul encounters a young teen named Gloria, a mysterious new patient with whom he quickly becomes infatuated. As the fledgling pair forge a tentative friendship, Gloria convinces Paul to help her escape. But when they embark on a perilous journey together, his devotion is put to the test as Gloria’s dangerous unpredictability gradually starts to surface.
Awards and nominations:
French Syndicate of Cinema Critics 2021 – Winner Critics Award Outstanding French-Language Film Fabrice du Welz
Locarno International Film Festival 2019 – Nominee Variety Piazza Grande Award – Fabrice du Welz
Montréal Festival of New Cinema 2019 -Nominee Best Film – Fabrice du Welz
Odesa International Film Festival 2020 – Winner Golden Duke Best Director Fabrice du Welz – International competition Nominee Sitges
Catalonian International Film Festival 2019 – Winner Best Cinematography Manuel Dacosse
Winner Méliès d’Argent Best Feature Length European Film Fabrice du Welz
Winner Special Mention Secció Oficial Fantàstic Thomas Gioria Fantine Harduin -For the child actors.
Winner Special Prize of the Jury Secció Oficial Fantàstic Fabrice du Welz
Nominee Official Fantàstic Competition Best Motion Picture Fabrice du Welz