Detours

A short movie by Christopher Yates, 17’, 2019

Synopsis

Simon must bring his baby back to his ex-wife who has threatened to withdraw custody if he’s late again. In the rush, he smashes the side mirror of a parked car. He decides to flee.

As the baby drifts off to sleep in the morning traffic, Simon realises he’s being followed.

Casting

  • Yannick Renier
  • Daphne Wellens
  • Scott Lauwerier

Awards / Festivals

  • Brussels Short Film Festival (Belgium, 2019) — Best Actor for Yannick Renier
  • Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (Belgium, 2019) — Special jury's mention
  • Interfilm Berlin (Germany, 2019) — International Competition
  • Sulmona International Film Festival (Italy, 2019)
  • Festival Européen du Film Court de Brest (France, 2019)
  • Magmafestival Acireale (Italy, 2019) — Lorenzo Vecchio Best short film Award
  • Festival Tous Courts d'Aix-en-provence (France, 2019)
  • Flickerfest International Short Film Festival (Australia, 2020)
  • Prague Short Film Festival (Czech Republic, 2020)
  • Festival Courtoujours Lannion (France, 2020)
  • Festival du cinéma belge de Moustier (Belgium, 2020)
  • Festival International du Film de Mons (Belgium, 2020)
  • Festival du Cinéma Européen Lille (France, 2020) — Official competition
  • Festival Cinéma d'Ales - itinérance dans le Gard (France, 2020)
  • Festival Européen du Court-Métrage de Bordeaux (France, 2020) — Official competition
  • Cluj Short Film Festival (Romania, 2020)
  • Festival Policier de Liège — La nuit sera court (Belgium, 2020)
  • BIFFF (Belgium, 2020) — Official Belgian Competition
  • Fastnet Film Festival (Ireland, 2020) — Official Competition
  • Ramdam Festival (Belgium, 2020) — Prize for the most disturbing short film
  • Le Court en dit long (France, 2020)