A group of young BMX riders are confronted with the unexpected and violent death of Jonas, one of their friends. Being the only one to have witnessed the incident, they all look at 15-year-old Jesse for answers. His companions’ looks and his inability to answer their questions gradually isolate Jesse. The grief for the loss of his best friend and the growing feeling of loneliness stand in the way of Jesse’s search for comfort. Violet is a visual account of a teenager’s mourning process.

Director's Biography
Bas Devos, born 1983 in Zoersel, Belgium, studied at Sint-Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design. He has made several short films besides working in theater as a director and lighting designer. VIOLET is his first feature-length film. It had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival 2014, where it won the The Grand Prix of the Generation 14plus International Jury. // Films: TAURUS (2005, short), PILLAR (2006, short), THE CLOSE (2007, short), WE KNOW (2009, short), VIOLET (2014)
Competition Fiction 2014
Bas Devos
Belgium / Netherlands 2014
82 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Bas Devos
Cinematography Nicolas Karakatsanis
Editing Dieter Diependaele
Sound/Sounddesign Joost Roskam
With César De Sutter, Raf Walschaerts, Mira Helmer, Koen De Sutter, Jeroen Vander Ven, Fania Sorel, Brent Minne
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