SELECTED FILMS 2019
9 Zeeuwse films
The Maiden and the Gatekeeper Vincent van den Ouden
Ever since her younger sister was killed in an accident Florien’s mother hasn’t been the same. But when Florien finds a fairy tale book, about the Gatekeeper to whom man sung to thank him for giving their departed safe passage across the abyss, she gets an idea. Is it possible for the Gatekeeper to bring those departed back? But will that restore their life like it was before?
Two Eddie Bimmel
The film is set in the near future and is about the clone of a tyrannical twenties named Jimmy. The clone is tired to clean up the mess for Jimmy and to be treated as a slave. And then the question is how safe is a clone.
Mosquitoes & Marshmallows Josien de Graaf, Lars van der Ploeg
A group of youngsters on a campingtrip. Two boys and five girls. One of the girls doesn't fit in.
One night, during a game of truth or dare, it gets out of hand.
A film about what could happen when you shut someone out.
Won't forget you Maarten Swaan
Mr Janssen is an 82 year old jolly man, who lives on the closed department for Alzheimer patients at an old peoples residency. Anneke, 82, is a co-resident. Every time they encounter, it turns into an authentic situation with an authentic outcome.
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A man who who can't forget his past...
Full Feather Jacket Liz el Saadany
Clumsy seagull Manfred enjoys his humble work as a cleaner at the Air Force base. But when he accidentally kills a
member of the seagull troops, Manfred is forced to take his place. Unwillingly Manfred embarks on a highly dangerous
mission, that he is not prepared for...
Above Water Sander Radstaake, Daan Kamphorst, Daniël Lokerse
A grieving father travels back in time, 20 years after the death of his daughter he revisits the province were a terrible accident took place. During his search to awnsers his depressed feelings trouble him more and more, and his guilt ultimately leads him to the ultimate confrontation with himself.
When I Listen In The Morning Pien Vroonland
A (fake) documentary about the man who makes the bird noises we hear in the morning.
A Young Girl Jeannice Adriaansens
A grieving elderly and rather confused farmer is slowly losing touch with reality. After the sudden death of her husband she has to face numerous challenges in her daily life. Also there is financial turmoil and the upcoming auction of her farm. Can her son Geert save both, his mother and the farm?
Kras Lot Jesse de Vries
An elderly couple has nothing to live for but a gambling addiction. When they hit the jackpot, disaster strikes as well...
7 Nederlandse films
Retrospect Annigje Peters
In this based-on-a-true-story film, we follow a young dance student trapped in prostitution who is haunted by her childhood traumas. She wants to speak out about her struggle, but her self-hatred induced shame holds her back.
Sand of Time Tim Visser
Everybodies time is running, like sand in a hourglass. Most of us will fight against time when sand is running out. During this film we will follow the last struggles of an ant whose time seems coming to an end. Will he survive against the mighty jaws of the antlion?
Tabook Dario van Vree
While browsing the bookstore 19-year-old Gwen
is unexpectedly drawn to a volume of kinky
erotica, earning her disapproving glares from the
other customers. Will Gwen follow her deepest
desires or will she let her embarrassment restrain
The Blue Virgin Tim Klok
The Blue Virgin is a drama set in the sixties about Thomas (Emmy Award winner Pierre Bokma), refined and wealthy, who treats his beautiful young wife Nathalie (Sytske van der Ster) to a trip to sunny France. When she suddenly disappears in a medieval village, he offers the locals his fortune to find his wife. But he discovers they have used it to fund their religious quest, and is then offered to join their army or never see his wife again.
Happy Mies day Jasper Scholten
Mies is turning twelve and everyone is invited. She has enough cake, the coolest playlist ever and all her girlfriends are coming. She thinks... But actually the party is being held on a dull campsite, her father has invited some old people, her girlfriends are not coming at all and there is too little cake. When the hunk of the campsite tells her that he is going to stop by the party, Mies decides to turn things around.
Dear Neighbours Evani Gilds
At night a woman is disturbed by her neighbours party.
Relivation Wouter Springer
In 2025 deceased Hélène Toujours finds herself renewed and alive at the doorstep of her relatives due to modern science. But how happy is everybody with her return?
Turn it Around Niels Bourgonje
At a house party fifteen year old Bram is surrounded by friends and draws the attention of many pretty girls. But he has no interest in them. He has fallen hopelessly in love with the pretty boy on the dance floor: seventeen year old Florian.
Love at first sight. There is only one problem: no one knows that Bram is gay. As the evening progresses and the tension rises between the two boys, Bram realizes that he has to make a choice. When a game of spin the bottle starts, he decides to twist the fate of the evening, and maybe his whole life.
WAT VAN WAARDEN IS Joey Smith
Phons woont al 10 jaar met kat Bob, hij ziet daar graag verandering in komen. In deze portret documentaire, zie je een aantal fragmenten van zijn dagelijks leven. De fragmenten vormen een interessant verhaal over nu en toen.
Who am I? ROSE HANAWI
'Why am I different, mom? I want to do what my friends do'
'What is home? And what does it feel like?'
'Sometimes I feel that I belong nowhere'.
Unspoken Samia Badih
“Unspoken” is about spoken word poet Farah Chamma who, at the age of 17, became an online sensation after her poems went viral. A well-known poet today, Farah finds her poetry at odds with the world she lives in. The film shows her conflict as she struggles with self-censorship and keeping her poetry authentic and real.
Trap Paul James
A young girl fights for a sense of belonging.
Marva and I Bastien Hubens
During her childhood, while dancing in the arms of her mother, Riet heard the music of Marva for the very first time. Decades later Riet has become an accomplished singer and decides to embark on a musical tour throughout Flanders performing Marva's timeless songs. Witness Riet’s emotional tribute to her mother and to Marva, the most popular Flemish singer of the last century.
Tribe of Ghosts Almicheal Fraay
Tribe of Ghosts’ is a documentary that takes place within a government-run shelter; here we see how children with albinism live alongside children with visual and auditory problems. We follow a group of children with albinism on their daily rituals as they struggle with their burden and we witness their fragile childhood.
Shaholly Wojciech Lorenc
Shaholly Ayers, a congenital amputee, was once told that she could never become a model. This emotional film talks about her struggles, and eventual big break that allowed her to live her dream, and change the way people perceive disability. With her unbridled spirit and tenacious attitude, there is no telling what amazing things she may accomplish.
Ranapakhara Swapna Kurup
In a community center in Dubai, Indian classical dancer Vonita Singh applies her art form to bring back movement in the lives of people affected by Parkinson’s.
Passage Ashley Young
A surreal and expressionistic animation. A painted female figure steps through a doorway, undergoing a surreal exploration of body and identity, whilst being confronted with distortions of herself. Digitally painted frame by frame animation.
Insect Guardian - Butterfly paradise Tim Visser
82 year old Willem bought an remote potato farmfield back in 1980 and transformed it into a butterfly paradise. For almost 40 years he works the land with shovel and scythe in order to preserve the butterflies. Willem's paradise has become one of the most important habitats in the region for these fluttering beauties.
12 internationale films
Stand-Up Sylvain Begert
A lab has invented pills able to change the everyday life of people suffering from all kinds of disabilities. A man decides to use them.
Rembrandt's etching Thomas Grascoeur
After losing his eyesight, a collector decides to give his daughter visiting the family home his most precious possession.
Empty View Ali Zare Ghanatnowi
Mother keeps a look out for her son to return home from war. She knits him a pair of gloves remembering how her son rubbed his cold hands together on the wintry morning he left. The war goes on. Mother waits. She unravels the gloves and knits them over and over again. When their small home is bombed, the gloves burn into ashes.
PETS David Wunderlich
The future. Everything looks clean and nice. The people are guided through their lives by intelligent spheres. But who is in charge? A melancholic sci-fi love-story with a dark twist.
BROCCOLI Ivan Sainz-Pardo
Si la vida te da brócoli, pide una pizza. (If life bring you broccoli, order a pizza!)
And She Rode Forth.... Deb Ethier
A Bard recounts the tale of the Archetypal Heroine, called forth by necessity to begin her journey and fulfill her destiny. A silhouette animation, this is a "song without words", the tale being told solely through visuals and instrumental music.
My last summer P-Claude Demers
During a heat wave in Montreal Tom, 11 years old, meets Edith, also 11. He soon discovers that Édith carries a terrible secret. Tom eventually loses his innocence at the dawn of this first love, which becomes the symbol of his last summer.
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Limbo is a short film that is a part of a project by the director. It involves both photography and film. The project tries to make critic of modern humanity and relationships, how senseless we have become by using toy body parts and plastic dolls.
Map to the stars Pedro Jaen R.
After the loss of her mother, a little girl arrives at an orphanage. Outside, the greatest discovery awaits her.
Dreamwisher Eric Handler
Mourning the death of her father, a lonely eight-year-old girl is befriended by two mysterious girls who offer her a way to reunite with him.
Vending Machine Luke Bouwhuis
When an alligator named Chris, burdened by social-anxiety, finds his favorite coffee-shop's vending machine to mysteriously be out of order, he's met with the task of facing his fears and heading inside. There he meets the baristas Alfie and Andy, the latter being particularly friendly toward Chris.
Blind Spot Ray Kermani
A lonely blind woman gets tormented by a shadow. She can't see it, but she sure can hear it.
A PLACE CALLED HOME Isabella Brunäcker
Two people sleeping, the hand of one lying on the waist of the other. Eyes looking outwards and inwards, both questioning and revealing thoughts. The film asks questions of time, wanting to know how much can be in a single moment, how many nuances in a relationship, how many morning thoughts.
Session N° 78 Bridget O'Driscoll
Pavel learns English on audio cassettes every day when he gets up. Today it is his 78th session. But has he really made progress?
The Revelator Deniz Campinar
New York – 2017
Thirty-year-old Mason Johnson is at the peak of his career at Lambertson Pharmaceuticals. He’s got it all: he’s handsome, successful and rich.
He’s also a narcissistic douchebag.
After an unconventional heart attack, Mason dies in the company elevator as it halts mid-way. The elevator transforms into a place between heaven and hell, the floors representing the years of his life.