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Kind Hearts

Olivia Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes
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School 12-19 2022 87 min Belgium


A tender portrait of first love at a time of great choices

An entrancing and candid portrait of first love, Kind Hearts focuses on Billie and Lucas, a young Brussels couple, who face a year rife with change when they leave for university. They talk about their plans for the future, doubts about relationships and the expectations of adult life. The documentary deals with the practicalities of a romantic relationship but adopts a loving gaze at how Billie and Lucas relate to the world and each other.Navigating between documentary and fiction, Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes try to find a certain essence of adolescence. The big questions are mixed with the more banal, but no less beautiful, moments of everyday life, and tell the story of this strange age when so much is decided.


  • Billie Meeussen
  • Lucas Roefmans
  • Romane Van Damme
  • Charlotte Meyntjens
  • Rana Hamzaoui
  • Gaspard Renier
  • Victoria De Man


  • Olivia Rochette
  • Gerard-Jan Claes


  • Olivia Rochette


  • Lennert De Taeye
  • Nina de Vroome


  • Accattone films

Olivia Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes

Olivia Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes
Olivia Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes

Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes were both born in Belgium in 1987. They co-founded the online film magazine Sabzian as well as Avila, a film distributor and online video platform for Belgian cinema. Since 2009, the duo also provides audiovisual work for choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and her dance company Rosas.


  • Kind Hearts (documentary) 2022
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