Groeten uit Zonnemaire (1972, short), Stadrand (1972, two shorts), De gebroeders Helle (1975, short), Een Van Gogh aan de muur (1978, short), Ballet, waarvoor dient dat? (1978, short), Carry van Bruggen (1979, short), De hoop van het vaderland (1982, doc), De Stille Oceaan (1984), De nieuwe golf (1985, doc), Niets voor de eeuwigheid (1990, doc), Afscheid (1991, short), Boven de bergen (1992), Belle van Zuylen (1993), Tiengemeten, een voorlopig verslag (1998, doc), Lucht om na te denken (1999), Tiengemeten deel 1-6 (2001-2006), Hoop en verwachting (2004, short), Brossa (2005, short doc), Atlantis (2008), Nieuw Tiengemeten (2010, doc), Weemoed en wildernis (2010, doc), After the Tone (2014), Under the Surface (2016), Bewaren/Keeping & Saving (2018)
Digna Sinke at IFFR
Boven de bergen
A film of ideas, well-considered in style and theme. Six people are about to undertake a journey by foot from the very north of The Netherlands to the very south, in search of the mountains.On they day they are due to leave, everything goes wrong: Vincent and his wife Hélène will only be able to join the others a few days later. For JeePee -- aged 18, the youngest of the party and a great admirer of Vincent -- this is reason enough not to want to go along. However, with much griping and reluctance, he sets out with the rest. Stefan is with Neeltje. They have been together for years, but the backbone of their relationship is formed of quarrels and misunderstandings. Rina goes along as a friend of Neeltje. She is a singer, but doesn't want to sing any more. The four set out in the hope that Vincent and Hélène will soon join them.A day later than agreed, Vincent turns up with Hélène, who has never spent a night under canvas and is undertaking such a trip for the first time. She doesn't last long. Then during a terrible thunder storm, Vincent puts into practice his philosophical thesis that egoism is the only principle with any validity.îStefan, Neeltje, Rina and JeePee continue on their journey, which becomes increasingly strange, freer from the ordinary everyday world. A journey through a no-man's-land without time. When Stefan and Neeltje find a way of loving each other again, they no longer have any need to reach their destination. JeePee and Rina -- the weakest and most vulnerable of the group -- are the only ones to continue. In the end they climb the highest peak in the deepest south.
Belle van Zuylen - madame de Charrière
Historic episode from the life of a famous 18th-century Dutch feminist writer.
Stylised 3-D computer animation in which a gold coloured bird with one leg hops through a large, grey building. On his journey through rooms and up and down staircases, he comes across other birds in all shapes and sizes. The journey through the building takes place in silence, apart from the sound of the hopping. The film was screened last year at the Venice Film Festival.
Personal memories and testimony by friends and family of Joan Brossa about this talented Catalan writer and poet whose screenplay was never filmed. Why not?
In Veere in Zeeland, the boundary is sought of visual darkness.
Over mijn lippen
Special documentary shaping the way stutterers express themselves.
Fascinating, personal debut that follows an old fisherman in Kenya who can immerse himself in a world of stories, especially concerning his unwavering belief in a certain destiny. About the desire to return to the simple and clear world of a child, where fantasy and dreams are no less real than reality.
After the Tone
Protagonist is Onno’s answering machine. Onno is not available. Lots of friends and relatives leave a message, but Onno doesn’t ring back. We see what the callers see. But we don’t see Onno. Clear and precise film about a man who had everything but didn’t want it anymore.
Ik wil gelukkig zijn
A portrait of the Netherlands' greatest pre-war actress: Fien de la Mar. Using extensive archive material, this documentary sketches the life of a diva who could do anything but wasted her talent. The tragic story is narrated by Johanna ter Steege without false sentiment. Appealing for laymen as well as for theatre history connoisseurs.
BEWAREN – of hoe te leven
Show me your attic and I’ll tell you who you are! In this very personal and universal cinematographic essay, Digna Sinke travels to Zeeland and Bali, through faded photos to minimalist digital nomads. What to do with all those spare buttons? If you don’t keep anything, who will know what grandma’s tablecloth felt like?