Ben van Lieshout

Ben van Lieshout studied with Frans Zwartjes at the Free Academy in The Hague. Among his films is The Stowaway (1997).

Filmography

Framed (1981, short), Het licht van Cadiz (1983), Desiderata (1984, short), De wal (1988, short), Schutting (1989, short), Passagiers (1990), Butterfly (1994, short), De verstekeling (1997), De zone (1999), Winkelhart- Night at the Mall (2001), Lapje grond /Allotment (2003, short)

Ben van Lieshout at IFFR

Allotment

Allotment

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.

Ben van Lieshout
  • 24'

  • Netherlands

IFFR 2004