Still from the film GHOST TROPIC, featuring a hijabi woman asleep on a bus.

Ghost Tropic

Order a virtual screening of Ghost Tropic!

You can order a virtual screening of Ghost Tropic for just $12, after which you’ll have 3 days to start the film. Once you’ve started, you can watch the film as many times as you’d like within the next 48 hours, all in an online screening room created just for patrons of the JBFC.

With each screening of Ghost Tropic purchased during this period, you’ll provide much-needed support to both the JBFC and Cinema Guild—who will evenly split the revenue—as we work together to continue bringing our audience exciting new and repertory releases.

Any questions? Check out our Virtual Screening Room FAQ.

About Ghost Tropic:

2019. 85 m. Bas Devos. Cinema Guild. Belgium. French w/ English subtitles. NR.

Khadija (Saadia Bentaïeb) is a fifty-eight-year-old Maghrebi cleaning woman living in Brussels in the wake of the 2016 bombings that shook the city. After work one night she falls asleep on the last subway train, wakes up at the end of the line, and has no choice but to make her way home—all the way across the city—on foot. Along the way, she has a series of encounters with a security guard, a convenience store clerk, and a group of teenagers. She asks for help and slowly, steadily makes her way. Director Bas Devos’ lightness of touch combines with the richness of Grimm Vanderkerckhove’s 16mm images to create a small wonder of humanistic storytelling. Ghost Tropic is a testament to the everyday drama of immigrant life and insists on the possibility of goodness and beauty, even in the dark of night.

Ghost Tropic is presented with support from the JBFC World Cinema Fund, sponsored by Wine Enthusiast.

  • To take advantage of this screening option, you will follow this link to Vimeo. You will first need to register on Vimeo with your own personal login details (you will not have access through your existing JBFC account). It’s very easy! You will enter your name and email address and set a password. Signing up is totally free and you can opt out of any email communication from them.
  • You can watch this program on most popular platforms, including any device that supports the Vimeo app, Apple and Android mobile devices, most web browsers, and beaming to your TV via Chromecast and Airplay.
  • For any questions regarding applicable devices, streaming connection, or payment issues, you will need to check out this FAQ.
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