The artist Erik van Lieshout plunges into Janus's life by filming his family, neighbours and fellow-townspeople. Through interviews, he makes a connection with cultural-political subjects, such as the role of the artist and art grants. The images of Janus's environment are interlaced with shots of Van Lieshout's studio. Questions such as 'What makes real art?' and 'What do I need to do?' return in Van Lieshout's existential monologues.

Director
Erik van Lieshout
Country of production
Netherlands
Year
2012
Festival Edition
IFFR 2013
Length
51'
Medium
HDcam
Language
Dutch
Producer
Suzanne Weenink
Production Company
Erik van Lieshout BV
Sales
Erik van Lieshout BV
Cinematography
Erik van Lieshout
Editor
Core van der Hoeven
Cast
Erik van Lieshout