DICK VERDULT – IT IS TRUE BUT NOT HERE

DICK VERDULT - HET IS WAAR MAAR NIET HIER

By Luuk BOUWMAN

NEWTON FILM - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2017

‘Dick Verdult – It Is True But Not Here’ is a documentary about the enigmatic artist and cult musician Dick Verdult (Eindhoven, 1954), known in Latin America as Dick El Demasiado.

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& Awards

BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2017
Music
DOCfeed (Eindhoven) 2017
Best Feature Documentary 2017
BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2017
competition
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Art - Culture
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, ENGLISH, DUTCH, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Luuk BOUWMAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Ton VAN ZANTVOORT (NEWTON film), Marc THELOSEN (SERIOUSFILM)
    • Synopsis
    • The career of Eindhoven-based artist and musician Dick Verdult spans decades. He is seen as an outsider, as ‘the last Dada-ist’. But what we experience as elusiveness turns out to be quite controlled and firstly funded on very personal experiences from his childhood as a ‘Philips child’ in Latin America. Rather than experiencing globalism as a problem, Verdult is like a cheerful, transcultural mutant. We see how, at the age of 60, he has become a cult musician in South America, Russia and Japan and is increasingly recognised internationally as a visual artist. This documentary explores Verdult’s multidisciplinary, international art practice. We see Verdult at work in his studios in Bergeijk (The Netherlands) and Calanda (Spain) and on tour in Peru, Colombia and Argentina. The film is filled with humor, but there are serious issues in play in these increasingly xenophobic times.
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