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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Froukje Tan

Filmmaker and screenwriter Froukje TAN (1968) graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, having studied animation, film and photography. She has made documentaries for children, a documentary series, plays for Dutch television and several short absurdist films.


Fishy (1994, short, co-dir), The Day I Decided To Get a Girlfriend (2000, doc), Schuiven & schoffelen/Shoving & Shuffling (2001, doc), Het jongetje dat niemand verstond/The Boy Who Didn’t Understand Anybody (2003, short), Zondag/Sunday (2004), Maria’s onvermogen/Mary’s property (2005), Links/Left (2008), Kung fu leeuw/Kung Fu Lion (2023)

Froukje Tan at IFFR

  • Kung fu leeuw

    For the lion dance, Jimmy is determined to hold the lion’s head. First, he needs to overcome himself.

    • Kids & Family
    • RTM
  • Jacob’s Way

    After his dog almost died on his way to Santiago de Compostella, Jacob Splinter, a sporting senior, accepts the invitation of a man to take a break in

  • Links

    Refined, modest tragicomedy with slightly absurdist aspects about a man who loses control of his life. He becomes bogged down in his own reality. A re

    • Sturm und Drang
  • Fishy

    Film about the brief relationship between a Swedish girl and an American boy.

    • main programme short