If that intense, tortured stare featured in the still above is any indicator, you can probably guess that Waste Land, directed by Pieter Van Hees, isn't going to be a lighthearted romp through homicide detective Leo Woeste's life. Sure, he just found out that his partner is unexpectedly pregnant, and yeah, he promises that this case will be his last. Except this one last case drags him into a dark and unsettling underworld. Woeste's fears of becoming a father fully manifest as he struggles to keep his sanity and solve the case.
|The thought of parenthood makes us want to wander the streets at night too.|
If you're lucky enough to understand French or Flemish, you can also fully understand this trailer, instead of just appreciating—and being slightly disturbed by—the mood and sound and cinematography like this author. (Okay, she understood "un, deux, trois" but that was it.)
Waste Land is screening at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival as part of the Vanguard Programme. Check out more Vanguard films of the official Festival website.
WASTE LAND screening times:Saturday, Sept 6th, 9:30 PM THE BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA
Monday, Sept 8th, 4:30 PM TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX 2
Saturday, Sept 13, 6:30 PM SCOTIABANK 13