Berichten uit de Hunkerbunker

  • 56'
  • Netherlands
  • 2024

During the COVID-19 pandemic, photographer and filmmaker Carel van Hees (2KM2 - het heden van de stad, IFFR 2006) is forced to turn his apartment in Rotterdam's RVS flats into his own little world. The apartment, originally built as a home for working single women, is also known as the Hunkerbunker (the bunker of yearning), now its residents' lives are confined to their units. On the tenth floor van Hees meets Gerarda van Nimwegen, a 106-year-old woman who hasn’t left her apartment for the past five years. During her long life she has survived many crises, including the Spanish flu, the poverty of the interbellum and the bombing of Rotterdam – all this without losing her sense of humour. Berichten uit de Hunkerbunker is a loving tribute to a remarkable resident whose life has come to a halt in the apartment she’s lived in since the age of 44.

– Christiaan Boesenach

  • 56'
  • Netherlands
  • 2024
Director
Carel van Hees
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Year
2024
Festival Edition
IFFR 2024
Length
56'
Medium
DCP
Language
Dutch
Producer
Carel van Hees
Sales
Carel van Hees
Screenplay
Carel van Hees
Cinematography
Carel van Hees
Editor
Tim Roza
Sound Design
Charly van Rest
Director
Carel van Hees
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Year
2024
Festival Edition
IFFR 2024
Length
56'
Medium
DCP
Language
Dutch
Producer
Carel van Hees
Sales
Carel van Hees
Screenplay
Carel van Hees
Cinematography
Carel van Hees
Editor
Tim Roza
Sound Design
Charly van Rest

Programme IFFR 2024

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: Sam Koopman, Tarona and Robert-Jonathan Koeyers. Discover a programme chock-full of short and longer films, documentaries, talks, music, art 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.

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