Bas Devos (Belgium, 1983) studied at LUCA School of Arts in Brussels and made the short films The Close (2008) and We Know (2009). In 2014 he made his feature debut with Violet, a film about fifteen-year-old Jesse who witnessed the violent murder of his friend Jonas and about his inability to talk about it with others. The film premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and won the Grand Prix of the Generation 14plus International Jury. Five years later, Bas Devos returned to Berlin with Hellhole (2019), a film that interweaves the stories of three lost Brussels residents in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on March 22, 2016. Less than three months later, in May 2019, his next film Ghost Tropic was selected for the Quinzaine des réalisateurs in Cannes. The film follows the fifty-eight-year-old Khadija who, after a long day at work, falls asleep on the last subway train. When she wakes up at the end of the line, she has no choice but to make her way home on foot. On her nocturnal journey she finds herself compelled to ask for and give help to the other inhabitants of the night. In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Bas Devos teaches the first bachelor film students at LUCA School of Arts in Brussels and works as a freelance lighting designer for theatre and dance.

Khadija falls asleep on the last subway train. When she wakes up, she must make her way home by foot. On her nocturnal journey through Brussels she finds herself compelled to ask for and give help to the other inhabitants of the night.

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