Kind Hearts (Olivia Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes, 2022)

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The entrancing love story of Billie and Lucas, a young Brussels couple. The film paints a candid portrait of the formative but also uncertain facets of every (first) love.

Kind Hearts (Olivia Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes, 2022)
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