Filmmaker Eva van Tongeren spent months writing to a convicted paedophile. She sent him pictures of the desert, memories of journeys he has never made. At times she daren’t even open his replies, as they could make her angry – after all, he committed a heinous crime. But she wants to understand his motives.

The other films shown within Close Encounters

International title
Still from Afar
Filmmaker
Eva van Tongeren
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Belgium
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
18’
Language
Dutch
Producer
Brecht Van Elslande, Koen Bleuzé
Production Company
Animal Tank, De Imagerie
Sales
Animal Tank
Writer
Eva van Tongeren
Cinematography
Cedric Vankerckhoven
Editor
Febe Simoens
Sound Design
Els Viaene
Website
http://evavantongeren.com