Ben van Lieshout
Ben van Lieshout at IFFR
An atmospheric, melancholy and playful story of a house and its temporary inhabitants.
Suspect Sabine M. is arrested during her attempt to steal a right eye-ball from the head of Mr D.J. Avu from Oog in Al.
Dramatic love story about Uzbek man who sets off for America as a stowaway but finds himself in Rotterdam harbour. There he finds love, jealousy and bureaucracy.
Tightly photographed, visual film gives an oppressive and revealing picture of a typically Dutch phenomenon, the 'afwerkplek': the cumspot.
Hoog Catherijne Shopping Centre revealed in an observing and stylised film.
The allotment is one of the places that largely goes unnoticed by the majority of Dutch people. Ben van Lieshout previously made short, stylised documentaries about similar places: remote corners of industrial estates used for prostitution and a large shopping centre. In Allotment, he sings the praises of these small pieces of land seen from the perspective of the satisfied gardeners and poets such as Rutger Kopland, Gerrit Kouwenaar and Adriaan Jaeggi.