Hasta la vista
Prod.: Asta Philpot, Mariano Vanhoof, Jan Vrints
Scr.: Pierre De Clercq, Asta Philpot, Mariano Vanhoof
Phot.: Gerd Schelfhout
Music: Matthias Hillegeer
Cast: Gilles De Schrijver, Robrecht Vanden Thoren, Tom Audenaert, Isabelle de Hertogh
Three young special-needs men go on a road trip to lose their virginity. The protags are friends in a well-heeled suburb, brought together (and isolated from other peers) by their different disabilities. Genial Jozef is almost completely blind. Often childishly petulant prankster Philip is a paraplegic. Likewise wheelchair-bound, Lars has a degenerative terminal illness that is causing paralysis and occasional fits. Their dreams take flight when Philip hears about a Spanish brothel catering to people "like us." He announces they must go there on vacation, alone – well, aside from a hired caretaker, Claude, a gruff, heavyset woman who speaks only French.
A Montreal fest hit-pic won the Grand Prize of the Americas and the audience award, and shared the Fipresci ecumenical prize.
Q&A with the director and Mariano Vanhoof producer: 19th April, 21.00, Uránia, after the screening.