Mike returns home after time away. He tries to find his place within the social structures of his family and friends. The mining landscape of Genk provides unusual openings.

Set in the deindustrialised city, the film depicts the masculine dynamics in a working-class family. Terril patiently moves between these social codes and the landscape in which they manifest themselves.

Production Status

Director – Jorn Plucieniczak

Scriptwriter – Jorn Plucieniczak

Producer – Eurydice Gysel (Czar Film & Tv)

Cinematographer – Grimm Vandekerckhove

Editor – Dieter Diependaele

Art Director – Jente Verbist

Sounddesign: Kwinten van Laethem

Mix: Benoit Biral

Colorist: Olivier Ogneux

Production support from Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA of the European Union

Bio Director
Jorn Plucieniczak, 1995, is a filmmaker and musician based in Brussels. He grew up in the post-industrial mining city, Genk. In his work he searches for sensoric ways of storytelling in which he approaches social and cognitive realms as material to transmute.

His first film +6 Gain, 2019, was received on various international filmfestivals including Visions du Reel, 2019 (CH), Courtisane, 2020 (BE), Sheffield doc/fest, 2019 (GB), Curtocircuito, 2019 (ES), Kurzfilmtage Winterhur, 2019 (CH), …

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