Private Project

FLOCK

At a spring party, a conflict between their children forces two sisters into an old rivalry.
As distrust, jealousy and guilt take hold of Eva and Kristien, both their ugliest and most human traits are revealed.

  • Cato Catteeuw
    Director
  • Cato Catteeuw
    Writer
  • Cato Catteeuw
    Producer
  • Janne Desmet
    Key Cast
    "Eva"
    De Patrick, All Of Us, Hotel Beau Séjour, Albatros
  • Emilie De Roo
    Key Cast
    "Kristien"
    Lockdown, Hotel Beau Séjour, Fuego
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    ZWERM
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,750 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Belgium
  • Country of Filming:
    Belgium
  • Language:
    Dutch
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    Flat
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - KASK & Conservatorium, Gent
  • Baku Internation Short Film Festival
    Baku
    Azerbaijan
    Finalist of the Golden Pomegranate
  • Brussels Short Film Festival
    Brussels
    Belgium
    April 23, 2022
    Winner of The Belgian Short Film Agency Award - Next Generation 4
  • Cinema Urbana - De Zomer Van Antwerpen
    Antwerp
    Belgium
    August 20, 2022
Director Biography - Cato Catteeuw

Born in 1998, Cato Catteeuw is a Belgian filmmaker living in Bruges. She studies Directing at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Gent, an education that focuses strongly on the development of a filmmaker's personal language.

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Director Statement

My film focuses on a toxic relationship; the way in which two people can drive each other so far that they forget their own limits. Subconsciously, they would go miles to destroy one-another, losing or destroying themselves in the process.

FLOCK/ZWERM will hit close to home through the fragile relationship between character and audience, confronting the viewer with old, deeply buried memories. Ones that haunt us by reminding us that not only others, but we ourselves can sometimes act like beasts.

My characters will not be ethical. By the end of the film we won’t know whom to empathise with. They will make us feel uncomfortable, ashamed in their place.
But we will understand them.