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Dir. Fien Troch
104 min

Holly fatefully skips school on the day of a deadly fire that ends up killing some of her classmates. Her intuition, which likely saved her life, seems to also carry a power to magically aid the grieving–this discovery gives Holly, a high school misfit, a sense of belonging as well as a newfound sense of power.

Holly is constantly bullied–she looks weird, doesn’t always bathe, and is going through the usual stress every 15-year-old girl faces in high school. In the aftermath of the fire, a teacher senses her paranormal strength, and asks Holly to help a support group, and finds that the girl’s presence changes everyone. Fien Troch’s sensitive film is a beautiful and horrifying portrayal of teenage life and spirituality.

“A curious, clever film, Holly is Carrie seen from the other side of the mirror, those magic hands by her sides, looking at her own image and wondering who she is.” –Stephanie Bunbury, Deadline Hollywood

Content advisory: bullying

Film Details

Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 104 min
Country/Region: Belgium, Netherlands, France, Luxembourg
Language: Flemish
Print Source: mk2 Films
Tags: Coming-of-Age, Drama, Religion, Women, Women Directors


Director: Fien Troch
Producer: Antonino Lombardo, Elisa Heene
Cinematographer: Frank van den Eeden
Screenwriter: Fien Troch
Editor: Nico Leunen
Composer: Johnny Jewel
Principal Cast: Cathalina Geeraerts, Felix Heremans, Greet Verstraete, Serdi Faki Alici, Els Deceukilier, Maya Louisa Sterkendries, Robby Cleiren, Sara De Bosschere


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