GUTLAND

GUTLAND

Early one summer morning a young man, with a secret stashed away in a duffel bag, emerges from the forest. In a nearby village he asks around for work, but the farmers, suspicious to the point of hostility, are not very forthcoming. Only when Lucy, the mayor’s unruly daughter, takes a liking to him, does the village change its attitude: he’s promptly offered a job as a farmhand and a caravan to live in. As time passes and he’s gradually integrated into the community, it emerges that he’s not the only one with a past to hide. Something sinister is lurking under the immaculate surface of this picturesque little world – and it is slowly drawing him in.

Spanish premiere

Govinda Van Maele

Govinda Van Maele

(Luxembourg, 1983) His short film Josh (2007) travelled extensively on festivals and won several awards. His following short A Day in The Open (2012) won the Luxembourg Film Award and was broadcasted on ARTE. He has shot documentaries for television and the cinema and worked as a curator of exploitation cinema at the Luxembourg Cinematheque. Gutland is his first feature.

FILMOGRAPHY

Gutland (2017), You Go Ahead (2013, curt), A Day in The Open (2012), Josh (2007, curt)