Luka, a young soldier, embeds himself in Fort Kairos where soldiers defend the remains of civilisation. The force is inexperienced and ruled by a High Command bloated with delusions of grandeur. Joy and hope bloom in his friendships with Konstantin, a radar engineer, and Geronimo, a light-hearted private. Amidst the desolate wastelands, their bond shines bright. Luka’s loyalty is tested when he spots an enemy to the north. Choosing friendship over the Fort’s code triggers tragic events that lead him ultimately to topple the illusion of Fort Kairos.
Festivals & Awards: World premiere at Rotterdam IFF 2023 ‘Big Screen’ Competition; Nomination for Best Artist at the FF in Ostend, Belgium—Sabina Hristova; Best Cinematographer Award at the Brussels IFF—Virginie Surdej; Golden Apricot ,Yerevan IFF
Jessica Woodworth is a Belgian-American film director, screenwriter and producer based in Belgium. Her fictional feature films, Khadak, Altiplano, The Fifth Season, King of the Belgians and The Barefoot Emperor, all made with Peter Brosens, have been screened at over 350 festivals and have won over 70 awards. Jessica has a degree in literature from Princeton University and a masters in documentary film from Stanford. She runs workshops for actors and directors, has been on juries worldwide, and frequently mentors film students.