Virtual Cinema

Ghost Tropic

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Virtual Screening Available In the USA
Available Friday,
March 19 – Thursday, April 1


Khadija (Saadia Bentaïeb) is a fifty-eight-year-old Maghrebi cleaning woman living in Brussels in the wake of the 2016 bombings that shook the city. After work one night, she falls asleep on the last subway train, wakes up at the end of the line and has no choice but to make her way home—all the way across the city—on foot. Along the way, she has a series of encounters: with a security guard, a convenience store clerk, a group of teenagers. She asks for help and she gives it and slowly, steadily makes her way. Director Bas Devos’ lightness of touch combines with the richness of Grimm Vanderkerckhove’s 16mm images to create a small wonder of humanistic storytelling. GHOST TROPIC is a testament to the everyday drama of immigrant life and insists on the possibility of goodness and beauty, even in the dark of night.

In French and Dutch with English subtitles.


  • Runtime

    85 min

  • Release Year


  • Director

    Bas Devos

  • Producer

    Nabil Ben Yadir, Bas Devos, Marc Goyens, Tomas Leyers, Benoit Roland

  • Cast

    Saadia Bentaïeb, Laurent Kumba, Jovial Mbenga, Sara Sampelayo

  • Country

    Belgium, Netherlands