Four Seasons in a Day 

Belgium | 75" | 4K | 2021

Each day, the Carlingford ferry brings people over the border between Northern-Ireland and Ireland, in an era the debate on Brexit is predominant. Staying or remaining, both options create the same big question marks on the future. The short journey over the wide sea brings different thoughts and reflections to the surface, while the border is hiding in the sea. The film creates a kaleidoscopic narrative based on how people’s daily lives and thoughts relate to this imaginary line. How visible would the borderline eventually become?

A film by Annabel Verbeke

Produced by Offworld

Ross McClean - 1st Assistant Director, 2nd Camera & Researcher


Winner International Emerging Filmmaker Award at Hotdocs, 2021
Winner Jean-Loup Passek Award, Melgaço Doc Festival, Portugal, 2022
Winner Award for best film, New York Film Week, USA, 2021
Winner Meestervertellers Award, Amsterdam, 2022
Special mention Saratov Sufferings Film Festival, Russia, 2021
World Premiere Hotdocs international spectrum competition, 2021
Nominated for the Ensor for Best Documentary, 2022

Official Selections

Film Fest Ghent
Belgian premiere 2021
New York Film Week
main competition, 2021
Sydney Film Festival
Australian premiere, 2021
Verzio International Film Festival
Hungarian Premiere, 2021
Lemesos Int. Film Festival
Cyprus, 2021
Belfast, Northern-Ireland, 2021
London Migration Festival, closing film
London, UK, 2021
Rhode Island International Film Festival
Providence, USA, 2021
Gangneung International Film Festival
South-Korea, 2021
Saratov Sufferings Film Festival
Russian premiere, 2021
Atlantida Film Festival / Filmin
Spanish premiere 2021
Close Up Edinburgh Film Festival
Edinburgh, 2021
Biarritz, French premiere 2022
Regional competition, Croatia, 2022
Belgian competition, Leuven, 2022
Manlleu Film Festival
Opening Film, Spain, 2022
Melgaço Doc Festival
Portugal, 2022


VRT-Canvas (Belgium)
RTE (Ireland)
LRT (Lithuania)
ERT (Greece)

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