An Impossibly Small Object

David Verbeek

A Dutch photographer (played by David Verbeek himself – also a talented photographer in real life) takes a picture of a girl in a parking lot in nighttime Taipei as she plays with her kite. The photo transports us into her life. She is eight years old and is about to lose her best friend, a boy from a wealthy family who is moving to America. Back in the Netherlands, the photographer is confronted with his own constant loneliness. The photo of the girl evokes memories of his own childhood, when he still felt at home somewhere.

The camerawork by Morgan Knibbe (Those Who Feel the Fire Burning, 2014) captures precisely the mysterious, lonely mood of the photos that the photographer took earlier in nighttime Taipei. A meditative film about moving and still images; about time, which forms the difference between the two; and about the relationship between maker and subject.

Nominated for the VPRO Big Screen Award.

Screenings

  • Cinerama 3
    English subtitles
    Sat 27 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 4
    English subtitles
    Sat 27 Jan Buy
  • LantarenVenster 1
    English subtitles
    Sun 28 Jan Buy
  • Cinerama 5
    English subtitles
    Thu 1 Feb Buy
  • Cinerama 3
    English subtitles
    Fri 2 Feb Buy
  • Pathé 4
    English subtitles
    Fri 2 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
David Verbeek
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Taiwan, Netherlands, Croatia
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
100’
Language
Chinese, Dutch, English
Producer
Patrick Mao Huang, Siniša Juričić, Leontine Petit, June Wen
Production Company
Flash Forward Entertainment, Nukleus Film, JDP Croatia, Lemming Film
Sales
Flash Forward Entertainment
Writer
David Verbeek
Cinematography
Morgan Knibbe
Editor
Luna Lee
Production Design
Klara Mucci
Sound Design
Taco Drijfhout
Music
Taco Drijfhout
Cast
Lucia, Chung Chen-Hung, David Verbeek, Klara Mucci, Lisa Lu
Website
http://www.davidverbeek.com