Raynor ARKENBOUT, Jan VERDIJK, Genio DE GROOT, Remy KOOI, Vincent KONINGS, Daphne LUCKER
Experience six diverse short films by new Dutch filmmakers: Convoi Exceptionnel, Sisters, Sovereign, The Road of Repentance, What You and I Share With the Salmon and Wild.
CONVOI EXCEPTIONNEL Directed by Genio de Groot 15’ | 2019 | Tragicomedy | the Netherlands Produced by CineSud, La Gata Productions | CineSud Shorts Lab
Synopsis A tragicomic and sometimes absurdist portrait of Ronnie in his 40s who still lives with his mother. By profession he is a transport assistant for convoi exceptionnel. As a hobby, Ronnie takes pictures of exceptional transport and collects miniatures of extraordinary trucks. A long-cherished dream of his mother is to become a grandmother. Now that she is dying, the son will have to look for a wife. But how will he actually find one?
SISTERS Directed by Daphne Lucker 15' | 2018 | Experimental, Dance | the Netherlands Produced by Blanc Film, Nederlandse Filmacademie
Synopsis Three sisters grow up in a broken home. They are at each other’s mercy and survive as long as they are together. But is their loving connection strong enough to endure their gloomy surroundings?
SOVEREIGN Directed by Remy Kooi 15’ | 2019 | Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction | the Netherlands Produced by Seizure Productions, CineSud | CineSud Shorts Lab
Synopsis Ger, a lonely customs officer, protects his small country bureaucratically from within its border wall until he is confronted with a persistent asylum seeker.
THE ROAD OF REPENTANCE Directed by Vincent Konings 21’ | 2018 | History, Action, Drama | the Netherlands Produced by Kingswood FilmProductions, YornHeijnenFilms, co-produced by Everstory, CineSud | CineSud Shorts Lab
Synopsis Portrays how the fierce knight Gerlachus deals with guilt and remorse after the death of his pregnant wife and child. He ultimately trades in his sword for a penitent and lonely life and set out on a journey of redemption.
WHAT YOU AND I SHARE WITH THE SALMON Directed by Raynor Arkenbout 13’ | 2018 | Drama | Netherlands Produced by Raynor Arkenbout Films, CineSud | CineSud Shorts Lab
Synopsis During the difficult birth of his son, an anxious soon-to-be father reflects on all the moments that led to this and how it relates to the salmon run.
WILD Directed by Jan Verdijk 12’ | 2018 | Drama | Netherlands Produced by The Rogues, co-produced by CineSud | CineSud Shorts Lab
Synopsis Twan, Iris and their 9 year old son Jacco seek the hilly and picturesque south of the Netherlands for a weekend of quality time and relaxation. Twan, clearly the self-proclaimed head of the family, starts to behave erratically and turns his family, the locals, and even the flora and fauna against him.