Vluchtval

Laura Stek

IFFR 2023

  • 28'
  • Netherlands
  • 2022

90-year-old poet Jana Beranová was only a teenager when she left Czechoslovakia for Rotterdam. Abdallah Marega is a 27-year-old freerunner who has lived in both Mali and Paris. Filmmaker Laura Stek juxtaposes their stories in Vluchtval. Both tales are about a free fall and the recovery after landing. But where one finds resilience in words, the other uses movement to recover.

 

Christiaan Boesenach

Laura Stek

IFFR 2023

  • 28'
  • Netherlands
  • 2022
Director
Laura Stek
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Year
2022
Festival Edition
IFFR 2023
Length
28'
Medium
DCP
International title
Flightfall
Languages
French, Dutch
Producer
Laura Verduijn
Production Company
Prospektor
Sales
Prospektor
Screenplay
Laura Stek
Cinematography
Jean Counet, Ton Peters
Editor
Riekje Ziengs
Sound Design
Huibert Boon
Music
Lavinia Meijer, Darius Timmer
Cast
Abdallah Marega, Jana Beranova

Tickets

Q&As are subject to change and may be cancelled at the last minute
  • In Person
    Friday 27 January 2023
    • Empowerment (main programme)
    • Vluchtval (part of the programme)
    LantarenVenster 5
    With Q&A+EN subtitles
  • In Person
    Friday 27 January 2023
    • Empowerment (main programme)
    • Vluchtval (part of the programme)
    LantarenVenster 3
    With Q&A+EN subtitles
Director
Laura Stek
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Year
2022
Festival Edition
IFFR 2023
Length
28'
Medium
DCP
International title
Flightfall
Languages
French, Dutch
Producer
Laura Verduijn
Production Company
Prospektor
Sales
Prospektor
Screenplay
Laura Stek
Cinematography
Jean Counet, Ton Peters
Editor
Riekje Ziengs
Sound Design
Huibert Boon
Music
Lavinia Meijer, Darius Timmer
Cast
Abdallah Marega, Jana Beranova

Programme IFFR 2023

RTM

IFFR puts the spotlight firmly on films and makers from our city on the River Maas. The selection was made by this year's RTM curators: Cheryl Ashruf, Noemi Biro and Nizar el Manouzi. Discover a programme chock-full of short and longer films, documentaries, talks, music and performances. RTM revolves around talented artists and stories from 010 with an impact far beyond, revealing the riches of Rotterdam in all its glory.

Read more about this programme