Dorothée van den Berghe

Belgium, 2018 / 90 min / French version (FR) / family

A friendship blossoms on the rooftops of Brussels.

With her dad suddenly "out of town," Rosie and her mum move to a high-rise block in Molenbeek on the other side of the city. Initially suspicious of her fellow residents, Rosie meets and reluctantly befriends her neighbour, Moussa, whose apartment is always filled with family, laughter and a little chaos. Together, the two wander the rooftops, escaping from the madness of their private lives. There, they learn to trust each other with their secrets and stick together as they search for clues about the disappearance of Rosie's father. Rosie is desperate to bring her mum and dad back together, but her mother doesn’t want anything more to do with him. And to make matters worse, she falls in love with another man.


Dorothée van den Berghe has made a genuinely poetic urban film. This is the youth film that Brussels has deserved for a long time.”, 28/3/2018

  • Meilleur Film Jeune Public, ENSOR, 2018 (Belgium)
Cast & Credits
Savannah Vandendriessche, Imad Borji, Ruth Beeckmans, Titus De Voogdt, Mourade Zeguendi, Damiaan De Schrijver, Katelijne Damen, Bert Haelvoet
Michael De Cock, based on the book of the same title by Michael De Cock & Judith Vanistendael
Jan Vancaillie
Gert Janssen, Christian Monheim
Gert Stas
Le Motel, Zwangere Guy, Témé Tan
Ketnet, Climax Films

Dorothée van den Berghe was born in Ghent, Belgium in 1968. She studied sculpture and film at Sint-Lukas School of Arts in Brussels. After directing several shorts and TV films, she completed her first feature, Girl (2002) which won the “Prix de la Jeunesse” and the “Prix CICAE/ARTE” at Locarno International Film Festival. Her next feature, My Queen Karo (2009) was partly based on her own memories of 1970s Amsterdam and won multiple awards on the international festival circuit. While directing, Rosie & Moussa (2018), she met screenwriter Michael De Cock with whom she’s currently developing her upcoming feature film Aller/Retour.

  • 2018 – Rosie & Moussa
  • 2014 – 31 Stops (documentary)
  • 2011 – Off Spring (documentary)
  • 2010 – My Queen Karo
  • 2007 – Zoë (short)
  • 2006 – Kroeskop (short)
  • 2002 – Meisje
  • 2000 – Het achterland
  • 1998 – BXL Minuit (short)
  • 1995 – Lolamoviola: Keer uw boot om en bid
  • 1994 – Rue Verte (short)
  • 1993 – Bekentenissen (short)