Jorn Plucieniczak

Jorn Plucieniczak is a filmmaker and musician based in Brussels. He grew up in the Belgian post-industrial mining city Genk. A fan of sensory storytelling, Plucieniczak approaches social and cognitive realms as materials to transmute. His first film +6 Gain (2019) was selected for various festivals, including Visions du Reel and Kurzfilmtage Winterhur. Follow-up Terril premiered at Courtisane in 2023.


Set in the deindustrialised mining city of Genk, Terril depicts the masculine dynamics within a working-class family. It patiently moves between these social codes and the landscape in which they manifest themselves.


Symen and Sam pass their time in the monotony of a post-industrial suburb. They seem to linger in a kind of perpetual twilight countered by the invisible presence of ‘hardcore’. While gaming, they end up searching for the core of their desires.