82 Days in April

Herman and Marie, a couple in their fifties, arrive in Istanbul to pick up the luggage of their deceased son. In his backpack, Herman discovers a diary of their son’s trip through Turkey. Herman decides to reconstruct his son’s last journey, to see what he has seen. He drags his wife along into what he believes will be a cathartic venture.


Marc Peeters en Karen Vanparys


Director & ScreenplayBart van den Bempt
ProducerEllen de Waele - Serendipity Films (Belgium)
Co-producerStienette Bosklopper - Circe Films (The Netherlands)
Director of photographyRik Zang
Production DesignNadide Argun
EditorDieter Diependaele
MusicArve Hendriksen
Sound designSrdjan Kurpjel
Costume designCatherine Machand

Supported by

The film is supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, the Netherlands Film Fund, the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the EAVE Programme, the Belgian Tax Shelter for film financing, Vanhees Metalen, Kinepolis Group, Telenet, Canvas, Eye lite, Flanders Image.

Release & Festivals

World premiere at World Film Festival Montreal 2013

Mención Especial Punto de Encuentro’ Valladolid Film Festival

Global Cinema Filmfest Gent BE, Competition Filmfest Hamburg GE, First Films Competition FFM Montreal WFF CA, Valladolid FF.

Technical Features

Belgium, 89 mins, DCP, 5,1 SR, color