FORTRESS

Director: Jessica Woodworth

Writer: Jessica Woodworth

(Co-)producers: Bo Films (BE), Krater Films (BE), Beluga Tree (BE), Volya Films (NL), Dokino (AM), Art Fest (BG), Palosanto Films (IT)

Release Date:

Partners: Netherlands Film Fund, VAF, Eurimages, Bulgarian National Film Centre, Armenian National Film Centre, MIBACT, With the support of the Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA of the European Union

Length: 100 minutes

Genre: Feature Film

SYNOPSIS
In a distant future in an unnamed place, Luka, a young soldier,  struggles across a desolate landscape in search of the legendary Fort Kairos. Having barely survived his journey, he discovers that Kairos is hardly the stuff of legend. The regiment is small, dysfunctional and lorded over by a High Command of eccentrics. Luka learns the astonishing truth that nobody has ever seen the enemy. He wants to flee this bastion of absurdity but instead, he falls under the spell of Kairos. He is drawn, heart, body and soul, into a friendship with an enigmatic radar engineer, Konstantin. When Luka’s loyalties are tested, one tragedy leads to another until he finds the courage to crack the illusions of Fort Kairos.

Inspired by Il deserto dei Tartari (‘The Tartar Steppe’) by Dino Buzzati.

Cast
Jonas Smulders (Luka)
Tijmen Govaerts (Konstantin)
Josafat Vagmi (Geronimo)
Tomasso Ragno (Sergeant Major Raf)
Jan Bijvoet (Commander Gor)
Geraldine Chaplin (General Kane)
Sam Louwyck (Master Tailor Gaston)
Valentin Ganev (Lieutenant Bodgan)
Titus de Voogdt (Private Till)

With the support of the Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA of the European Union