If Paradise Is Half As Nice

  • 29'
  • Netherlands
  • 2022

Over the summer of 2020, artists’ collective IPIHAN settled at the former Beton Centrale Rotterdam site. They left the comfort of their studios to come up with concepts, artworks and, ultimately, an exhibition, in situ. Artists Pim Palsgraaf, Daan Botlek, Willem Besselink, Ties Ten Bosch, Jordy Walker, Michiel Jansen, Toine Klaassen and Esther Kokmeijer as well as German artist Regina Kelaita, guest artist Leslie Nagel, art and architectural historian Guus Vreeburg, photographer Aad Hoogendoorn, and Marieke van der Lippe took over the abandoned site for a few weeks and created art with what the location had to offer, from materials to space and the dynamics of deterioration.

Van der Lippe recorded the whole process with her camera: the comradeship, life in a place with nothing, but where everything is possible and the end results of this artistic, idyllic pressure cooker.

  • 29'
  • Netherlands
  • 2022
Director
Marieke van der Lippe
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Year
2022
Festival Edition
IFFR 2022
Length
29'
Medium
DCP
Language
Dutch
Producer
Marieke van der Lippe
Sales
Marieke van der Lippe
Screenplay
Marieke van der Lippe
Cinematography
Marieke van der Lippe
Editor
Marieke van der Lippe
Sound Design
Radboud Mens
Music
Radboud Mens
Director
Marieke van der Lippe
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Year
2022
Festival Edition
IFFR 2022
Length
29'
Medium
DCP
Language
Dutch
Producer
Marieke van der Lippe
Sales
Marieke van der Lippe
Screenplay
Marieke van der Lippe
Cinematography
Marieke van der Lippe
Editor
Marieke van der Lippe
Sound Design
Radboud Mens
Music
Radboud Mens

Programme IFFR 2022

RTM

In RTM, IFFR puts the spotlight firmly on films and makers from our city on the River Maas. A programme chock-full of short and longer films, series, and documentaries. All focused around talented makers and stories from the 010 area, with an impact reaching far beyond. From established names and Rotterdam icons to emerging film talent, this programme reveals the riches of Rotterdam in all its glory.

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