Sur place

  • 80'
  • Netherlands
  • 1996
Sur Place is the first Dutch feature with Katerina Golubeva playing the lead. This Russian actress lives in Lithuania, where she played the lead in _arunas Bartas' Trys Dienos (1989). She has also acted in the prize-winning film J'ai pas sommeil by Claire Denis and in the short Dutch films Solina by Jacco Groen. Sur Place is a melodrama set in the typical Amsterdam working-class district called De Pijp. The protagonist (Golubeva) is a mysterious foreign woman who is staying temporarily in a house there. Who she is and what her secret is are both slowly revealed in the reconstruction of a story about passion, revenge and war. The film was inspired by the early films of Marguerite Duras and Chantal Akerman, and is a homage to an area with very characteristic architecture and a special mood.
Directors
Paul Ruven, Paul Ruven
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Production Year
1996
Festival Edition
IFFR 1996
Length
80'
Medium
35mm
Language
French
Producers
Balthazar Film, IJswater Films, Jan Ewout Ruiter
Sales
EYE Film Institute Netherlands
Screenplay
Paul Ruven
Cinematography
Joost van Gelder