11 November, Saint Petersburg

  • 24'
  • Netherlands
  • 2001
After some hesitation between Rotterdam and St. Petersburg, Alonso Casale chose the Russian port: 'I have some images in mind which I want to catch: the invisible presence of the underwater light and underwater air in a city like Saint Petersburg; the scratching sound of little fish in plastic bags belonging to fisherman along the River Neva. The movement of light and time is very special in ports.' Apparently you cannot force poetry like this. On the first attempt, the magic stayed away and the film-maker returned home empty handed. During a second visit, the muse did speak out. (GjZ) Nathalie Alonso Casale (1970, Paris) moved to Holland in 1974. In 1992 she graduated from the Dutch Film and Television Academy with the widely-praised film Memorias sin batallas. Alonso Casale is also actress and editor.
Director
Nathalie Alonso Casale
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Production Year
2001
Festival Edition
IFFR 2001
Length
24'
Medium
Betacam SP PAL
Language
Russian
Producers
De Productie, International Film Festival Rotterdam
Sales
International Film Festival Rotterdam
Cinematography
Nathalie Alonso Casale
Editor
Nathalie Alonso Casale
Sound Design
Nathalie Alonso Casale