Writer, Director / Feature Film / 2017 /  35mm / 107 mins / Starring Frederick Lau, Vicky Krieps, Marco Lorenzini / Produced by Les Films Fauves (Luxembourg), Novak Prod (Belgium) & Propeller Film (Germany)

Early one summer morning a young man, with a secret stashed away in a duffel bag, emerges from the forest. In a nearby village he asks around for work, but the farmers, suspicious to the point of hostility, are not very forthcoming. Only when Lucy, the mayor’s unruly daughter, takes a liking to him, does the village change its attitude: he is promptly offered a job as a farmhand and a caravan to live in.

As time passes and he is gradually integrated into the community, it emerges that he’s not the only one with a past to hide. Something sinister is lurking under the immaculate surface of this picturesque little world - and it is slowly drawing him in.




TIFF 2017, Toronto International Film Festival - Discovery Section, World Premiere

Oaxaca International Film Festival 2017 - Official Selection

30th Tokyo International Film Festival - Competition, Asian Premiere

39th Cairo International Film Festival - African Premiere

AFI European Union Film Showcase - US Premiere

15th Chennai International Film Festival

Palm Springs International Film Festival - World Cinema Now Section

Premiers Plans, Angers, France - Main Competition, European Premiere

Filmfestival Max Öphuls Preis, Saarbrücken, Germany - Main Competition - German Premiere

Rotterdam International Film Festival, Bright Future Section, Netherlands - Dutch Premiere

Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA

Achtung Film!, Goethe Institut, Montréal, Canada

Film Comment Selects, New York City, USA

Luxembourg City International Film Festival - Official Competition - AUDIENCE AWARD

Chicago European Union Film Festival 2018, USA

Offscreen Film Festival, Brussels, Belgium

BAFICI, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, USA

Lucca Film Festival, Italy - BEST FEATURE STUDENT JURY

Phoenix Film Festival, USA

Innovative International Film Festival, Bangalore, India

Riviera International Film Festival, Italy

D'A Film Festival Barcelona

전주국제영화제 Jeonju International Film Fest, Korea

Espoo Ciné International Film Festival, Finland

German Film Festival, Australia
Paddington, Fortitude Valley, South Yarra, Canberra, Leichhardt, Adelaide, Melbourne


Transatlantyk Film Festival Lodz, Poland

14. Festival des Deutschen Films Ludwigshafen, Germany

Film Festival Oostende, Belgium - September

Filmpräis 2018, Luxembourg National Film Awards - BEST ACTRESS (VICKY KRIEPS), BEST FEATURE FILM

Lund Fantastik Film Festival, Sweden - Méliès d'Argent Competition

Kinenova Skopje International Film Festival, Macedonia

Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil - New Filmmakers Competition

Dutch Mountain Film Festival, Netherlands

Fancine Fantastic Film Festival, Spain

Heimspiel Regensburg, Germany

Gutland Official Poster