Regional Competition

Four Seasons in a Day

Annabel Verbeke
Screening time  
06.04. / Wednesday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 2 Ticket
07.04. / Thursday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 5 Ticket

Each day, the Carlingford ferry brings people over the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, in an era the debate on Brexit is predominant. The crossing obliges the passengers to reflect on the future form of the frontier, hidden somewhere in the sea. We meet several characters from North and South, with different points of view, making this soothing journey through the magnificent Irish landscape. The film explores the concept of identity and community and creates a kaleidoscopic narrative based on how people’s daily lives and thoughts relate to this imaginary line. How visible would the borderline eventually become?


Annabel Verbeke

Annabel Verbeke, born in Ypres, is a Belgian documentary filmmaker. In 2010, Annabel graduated Cum Laude at RITCS Film School in Brussels. Her graduation film Les enfants de la mer/mère (Children of the Sea) won 8 international awards and was selected by more than 20 international film festivals. Her next film We Will Remember Them was the closing film of Visions Du Réel 2018 and the best watched documentary film on Flanders national broadcasters in the same year. In the past years, Annabel has been working as a freelancer for several broadcasters and production companies, directing commissioned documentary films, series and tv programs.

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Four Seasons in a Day

Lithuania, Croatia, Belgium, Norway
2021, 77'

Directed by:
Annabel Verbeke

Screenplay by:
Annabel Verbeke, Frederik Nicolai

Pieter-Jan Claessens

Edited by:
Simon Arazi

Frédéric Vercheval

Frederik Nicolai, Eric Goossens, Ljubo Zdjelarević, Karl Emil Rikardsen, Lukas Trimonis

Produced by:
Off World, Kinoteka, Relation04 Media, In Script

Festivals & Awards:

Hot Docs: International Emerging Filmmaker Award (2021)
Saratov Sufferings FF: Special Jury award (2021)
New York Film Week: Best Film Award (2021)
Sidney FF (2021)
Verzio IFF (2021)
Rhode Island IFF (2021)
FIPADOC (2022)


Off World
Frederik Nicolai

Ljubo Zdjelarević