Badpakje 46 [Swimsuit 46], Wannes Destoop (2010)

alumni film

Shot on S16mm, 15 min., Dutch spoken with English subtitles

Chantal, a chubby girl of twelve, is having a hard time finding her way through life. She doesn’t have a lot of friends, and she can only turn to her stepfather for support as she doesn’t get along with her mother or stepbrother.

Only in the local pool, where she is training for an upcoming swimming competition, does she truly feel at home. But when she needs a new pair of goggles, things don’t go as smoothly as planned.

With: Janis Vercaempst, Lies Pauwels, Johan Heldenbergh, Kenneth Vanbaeden, and Wim Opbrouck.

Written and directed by Wannes Destoop

DOP: Dries Delputte

Sound: Jan Deca

Set design: Jeff Otte

Make-up: Camille Cieters

Costume: Judith Van Herck & Valerie Le Roy

Editing: Tom Denoyette

Production: Remco Hoste

Awards & Festivals:

Jury Prize – Cannes Film festival 2011

Grand Prix National – Brussels Short Film Festival 2011

Best Fiction Short Film – Aubagne International Film Festival 2012

Short bio: With this short Wannes graduated at KASK in 2010. Much to his surprise, the film won the Jury Prize at Cannes, embarking on a journey around the world, grabbing a staggering total of 13 prizes and 50 international festival selections.

Wannes’ films typically focus on the dramatic value of ‘little’ stories in which human troubles and disappointments lay hidden. Often stuffed with humor. He is currently writing his first feature film ‘The Holy Rosita’