René Hazekamp

René Hazekamp

René HAZEKAMP (1962, the Netherlands) was educated in film at the RITCS in Brussels. He has been making short dance films since 1988 for his own film company Cendrillon. Commissioned by VPRO's Lola da Musica, Hazekamp has made seven music documentaries. In recent years he has mainly made documentaries about people close to home. Hazekamp lives and works in Rotterdam.

Filmography

Skroeba (1987, short), Grondslag (1988, short), Aarzelingen (1989, short), Dido (1989, short), F.X. Messerschmidt (1989, short), Cargo (1989, short), Ogendans (1989, short), Gan (1989, short), 5e Episode (1990, short), Midden op de weg/No Meio do Caminho (1991, short), Zie de mens/Ecce Homo (1992,short), Wanna Get In On It? (1992, short), Hunt Down (1993, short), André Williams: Heaven and Hell (2000, TV-doc), It’s Bad, You Know, The Blues According to Fat Possum Records (2000, TV-doc), Let There Be AC/DC (2001, TV-doc), Dropkick Murphys: Real Music For Real People (2001, TV-doc), Polly Jean Harvey: Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (2001, TV-doc), Solomon Reigns (2002, TV-doc), The Ex in Ethiopia (2002, TV-doc), Zwerfmens, de herinnering (2009, short), De onplaatsbaren/The Unplaceables (2012, doc), CircusTime (2013, doc), The Anti-Noah (2016, short doc), Gangway to a Future (2018, doc)


René Hazekamp at IFFR

Ecce homo

Ecce homo

Ecce homo tells the story, more or less silently, of a man and a woman who meet again and try to relive the experience they had previously had. They exchange glances in a bus and only framing and editing is used to make the tension between them tangible. The maker says that the film 'uses a crumbled zoom-out to "move in on the character"'. Other than in the earlier dance films by Hazekamp this film points to thefeature film tradition and could be regarded as an impulse or study for a long film.Hazekamp calls the film a 'star-vehicle for Hannie van den Hoven'. But the industrial landscape around Rotterdam plays an important role in the film alongside the actors.

René Hazekamp
  • 14'

  • Netherlands

IFFR 1992

No meio do caminho

No meio do caminho

The strength of this extremely short film is in its simplicity and literal and metaphorical broad gesture. Across the full width of the cinema screen, Hazekamp shows in [Cinema]scope format for most of the time two pages from an anthology of poems by Carlos Drummond de Andrade with the same title as the film. There is plenty of time to read the poem. The visual interpretation of it by the film-maker is subtly in a kind of brief prologue. The interpretation precedes the reading.Hazekamp calls the film, which he made for the Dutch arts prize the Prix de Rome, 'a brief remark on filming poems.

René Hazekamp
  • 4'

  • Netherlands

IFFR 1992