• Fien Troch
  • Fiction
  • 2023
  • Belgique, Pays-Bas, Luxembourg, France
  • 1h43
  • Catalina Geerarts
  • Greet Verstraete
  • Felix Heremans

15-year-old Holly calls her school to say she is staying home for the day. Soon after, a fire breaks out at the school, killing several students. With everyone touched by the tragedy, the community comes together, trying to heal. Anna, a teacher, intrigued by Holly and her strange premonition, invites her to join the volunteering group she runs. Holly’s presence seem to bring peace of mind, warmth, and hope to those she encounters. But soon, people begin to seek out Holly and her cathartic energy, demanding more and more from the young girl.

Orizzonti winner Fien Troch (Home) draws on a fantastical drama to question how people turn to faith when faced with adversity and the limits of self-belief. Executive-produced by the Dardenne brothers and shot by Frank van den Eeden (Close), HOLLY features a breakthrough performance by Catalina Geerarts.

  • Fien Troch
  • Frank Van den Eeden
  • Taco Drijfhout
  • Tijn Hazen
  • Sophie Van Den Keybus
  • Nico Leunen
Original score
  • Johnny Jewel
  • Agat Films
  • Juliette Schrameck
  • Antonino Lombardo Luc et Jean-Pierre Dardenne / Les Films du Fleuve
  • Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
  • Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government through Casa Kafka
  • Netherlands Film Fund
  • Film Fund Luxembourg
  • Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
  • Cinéart
Distribution New Story
Theatrical release 06/03/2024
International seller MK2 Films
Festivals Biennale di Venezia (in compétition) 2023

Photo ©Toon Aerts