SUMMER SHORTS: NETHERLANDS

Date:
21.08.2013
Format:
Screenings
Place:
STRELKA COURTYARD
Language:
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WITH RUSSIAN SUBTITLES

The Dutch have always been progressive, and it shows in this new selection of films from Netherlands, as an animated world of computer games, time travelling and a Charles Bukowski reincarnation are just some of the things featured in this program.

In a Forest

Netherlands 2010, 3 min.
Director Fons Schiedon
Animation

With the visual lexicon of a thriller, this film introduces an exciting pursuit through a forest that ends on a film set.

Bukowski

Netherlands 2010, 9 min.
Director Daan Bakker
Fiction

A chic Amsterdam hotel has a very special guest for one night, world-famous writer Charles Bukowski. He is twelve and his real name is Tom.

Awards and Festivals:

The Netherlands Film Festival – official selection
ND/NF Film Festival – official selection
Shortfest Film Festival – official selection
Berkshire International Film Festival – official selection
Palm Springs International Short Film Festival – official selection
Los Angeles International Film Festival – official selection

Visions / La tristesse riche

Netherlands 2010, 11 min.
Director Erwin Olaf
Fiction

A young noblewoman from the 19th century sees modern visions.

Look / Blik

Netherlands 2010, 8 min.
Director Bastiaan Schravendeel
Animation

A boy moves to a new neighborhood and falls in love with the older girl next door.

Father’s Tango / Papas Tango

Netherlands 2011, 15 min.
Director Michiel van Jaarsveld
Fiction

Papa was her very first dance partner. As soon as she was born he took Hannah in his arms and rocked her. Papa comes from Argentina; a musician, he has tango in his blood. Hannah likes him very much, even if they can’t meet every day. It’s tough when he leaves Holland to return to his own country. But there is a way to stay close.

Awards and Festivals:

Berlin Film Festival – Generation participation

Behind the Wall

Netherlands 2011, 6 min.
Director Elbe Stevens
Fiction

A mysterious wall triggers Jeff to find out what’s behind.

Elephant’s leg / Olifantenvoeten

Netherlands 2011, 13 min.
Director Dan Geesin
Fiction

Foreigner Thomas’ first nightshift at the petrol station turns a little odd.

Get real!

Netherlands 2010, 12 min.
Director Evert de Beijer
Animation

A high-school kid is addicted to a computer game where he protects a sexy mega singer against all kinds of attack and “wins” her love. But this addiction comes at the cost of his homework and his sense of reality, until a girl in his class gives him a real kiss.

Awards and Festivals:

Berlin Film Festival -– Crystal Bear

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival – official selection

Age restriction: 16+