Nederlandse (co)producties geselecteerd voor IFFR 2017

De volgende Nederlandse producties en coproducties zijn geselecteerd voor de 46ste editie van IFFR (25 januari – 5 februari):

Bright Future – Tiger Awards Competition
Quality Time*
Dir/Sc: Daan Bakker
Prod: Pupkin (NL)
Co-prod: Leader Films (NL), VPRO (NL)
A film in five parts, about life in general and troubled men in particular.

Dir/Sc: Niles Atallah
Prod: Mômerade (FR)
Co-prod: Diluvio (CL), unafilm (DE), Circe Films (NL)
In 1860, a French lawyer dreamed of becoming the King of Patagonia. And he did become just that. Or so it seems.

Bright Future – Tiger Awards Shorts Competition
Dir/Sc: Serge Onnen & Sverre Fredriksen
Prod: serious Film (NL)
Festival distribution: EYE Experimental
Every modern society is built on two invisible yet indispensable systems: the sanitary and the monetary system. When something goes wrong with either of them, our civilization is in danger. In this shadow puppet film we follow the journey of a cent that has fallen into the sewer system…

Dir/Sc/prod: Esther Urlus
Soundtrack by Ji Youn Kang.
An explosion of colour, yet without any clear, identifiable images. Still, the spectator, almost unconsciously, notices that something distressing is going on.

Information skies
Dir/Sc/prod: Metahaven
A young couple imagine themselves as living a perilous life. Blindfolded, they seek the edges of a new reality. Soon events take a turn as traumatic memories of loss begin to haunt their half-fictional world and its veracity

The Lost Object
Dir/Sc/prod: Sebastian Diaz Morales
Sales: LIMA
The Lost Object is the final video in a trilogy that examines the complex mechanisms of how we perceive the constructed nature of reality and how this construction is performed, both in the realm of our imagination and the one of film.

Bright Future- shorts
AAA (Mein Herz)
Dir/SC/Prod: Katarina Zdjelar
Festival distribution: EYE Experimental
A single-shot work showing a young woman simultaneously performing four compositions. While preserving the original style, tempo, and rhythm of the individual works, she maintains the key of the different music pieces.

The Captured Light of an Instant*
Dir/Sc/prod: Lichun  Tseng
Festival distribution: EYE Experimental
An audio-visual and poetic investigation of time that forms a research into its different perspectives – its passage, its rift in experience and in both mind and space. A visual flow of time is created by a conversation, and by the connection between the present and the past.

Dat Likwid Land
Dir/Sc/prod: Jacob Dwyer
A quest to identify a man whose notebook we discovered in a bus station leads us from cemeteries to Cypriot swamps. The man’s name is Ignatius, and with the words of the outsider as our guide we too can approach DAT LIKWID LAND from elsewhere.

Explosion Ma Baby
Dir/Sc/Prod: Pauline Curnier Jardin
Co-prod: Le Confort Moderne (FR), Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (NL)
Sales: Gallery Ellen de Bruijne  Projects
Festival distribution: EYE Experimental
It’s August. Feel the suffocating heat of the sun penetrating your skin. All around you, an abundance of flesh is spinning. Thousands of men offer up the naked bodies of baby boys to the angelic icon of San Sebastian.

Eye Farm
Dir/Sc/Prod: Beny Wagner
Co-prod: Video Power (NL)
Eye Farm is an essayistic film that explores the relationship between perception and agriculture through the parallel tools of image production and industrial machinery, ranging from antiquity to the present.

The I Mine
Dir/Sc/prod: Emilio Moreno
The first form of history is the story you tell yourself. In The I Mine paleo-anthropologists dig for our ancestors while miners dig for diamonds. Meanwhile, a historian digs for what he considers the most valuable gemstone: the ‘self ’.

Liquid Solid
Dir/Sc/Prod: Joris Strijbos & Nicky Assmann
Liquid Solid is a collaborative project between Nicky Assmann and Joris Strijbos in which they explore the cinematic qualities of freezing soap.

The Mourning of the Sea
Dir/Sc/Prod: Miguel Peres dos Santos
The Mourning of the Sea was shot at Cidade Velha in Cape Verde in 2016. Located off Africa’s northwest coast, this town was the first European colonial settlement to asure slave trade to the Americas.

The Remnant
Dir/Sc: Judith Westerveld
Prod: Studio Judith Westerveld
In 1659 Jan van Riebeeck, Dutch Commander of the Cape in South Africa, planted a hedge of indigenous wild almond trees. Its remnants still exist.

The Sailor
Dir/Sc/prod: Giovanni Giaretta
Inspired by Fernado Pessoa’s static drama “The Mariner” the video deals with the notion of what each of us addresses as home and foreign and at the same time with issues related to language and its translation.

Burma Storybook*
Dir: Petr Lom
Sc: Corinne van Egeraat, Petr Lom
Prod: ZIN Documentaire (NL)
Co-prod: JAB Films (NO)
A documentary about resilience in a country emerging from years of isolation and dictatorship, told through the medium of poetry.

It Hurts So Much (Het doet zo zeer)
Dir/Sc: Heleen van Royen
Prod: TVBV (NL)
Co-prod: Heleen van Royen (NL)
Heleen van Royen creates an intimate portrait of her mother, who is diagnosed with starting dementia.

My Father’s Choice (De keuze van mijn vader)*
Dir/Sc: Yan Ting Yuen
Prod: Witfilm (NL)
The small-scale story of the family of director Yan Ting Yuen told within the large-scale context of China’s history, and the diaspora of its people.

Voices –shorts
Dir/Sc/Prod: Jelmer Wristers
After Tan saves his neighbour Das from a silent and lonely death it becomes apparent that he is the only one to visit him at the geriatric ward. There, Das applies for euthanasia, and Tan sets out to find someone who can stand by him in his last days.

Dir/Sc/Prod: Johan Rijpma
In this hand drawn animation a line is being extrapolated through a grid. After surpassing the boundaries of the grid, the process spreads to its surroundings. Gradually causing deformation in a systematic but speculative way.

Greetings from Aleppo
Dir: Issa Touma, Thomas Vroege, Floor van der Meulen
Sc: Thomas Vroege, Floor van der Meulen
Prod: Deepfocus Webdocs (NL), Paradox (NL)
Greetings from Aleppo introduces us to the lives and stories of everyday people, so that they don’t remain unknown to us and their stories will not be lost.

Three Wavelengths
Dir/Sc/Prod: Mikko Keskiivari
In a small village in the Finnish countryside there is a TV tower that resonates in the wind at three different frequencies. This landmark plays a central role in Three Wavelengths, a short documentary video.

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*films zijn ondersteund door het Filmfonds.

Bron: Filmfonds