High Grounds

High Grounds (2016)
Court Fiction - 29/39' - En distribution

Written and directed by Jérémy van der Haegen

A recent medical school graduate, Emil Petrescu, leaves Romania to take over a retiring doctor’s medical practice in the Belgian countryside. He moves to a house not far from an old mining pit, in a region undergoing profound changes caused by a crumbling mining economy and agricultural crises. During the winter, a meteorite disintegrates in the sky, a phenomenon that will leave an old man mute. The young doctor is called to his aid.


Written and directed by Jérémy van der Haegen

Cinematographer Nicolas Rincon Gille
Sound Aline Hubert
Editing Thomas Vandecasteele
Sound design Matthieu Roche
Sound mixing Thomas Rouvillain
Color Grading Michaël Cinquin

Produced by Laure Hendrickx and Aurélien Bodinaux (Neon Rouge Production)

Coproduction Le Fresnoy - Studio National des arts contemporains, La Province du Hainaut, La Compagnie Maritime, Tact Production, After Hours

With the support of Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

Tudor Aaron Istodor
Maia Morgenstern
Lou Castel
Jessica Batut
Christian Crahay

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