Our special guest this session is director NANOUK LEOPOLD, one of the Netherlands Best Directors, who has just returned from Berlinale where she premiered her upcoming movie COBAIN. Cobain will hit Dutch cinema on April 5th and you have the chance to know more about it beforehand, of course! ;)
MORE ABOUT NANOUK: Nanouk Leopold's graduation film WEEKEND won the Tuschinski Award for best student film. Her first feature ÎLES FLOTTANTES was selected for the IFFR Tiger Competition in 2001. GUERNSEY was selected for the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at Cannes in 2005. WOLFSBERGEN premiered at the Forum of the Berlinale 2007 and was selected for the Toronto International Film Festival in the same year. BROWNIAN MOVEMENT premiered in Toronto in 2010 and had its European premiere at the Forum in Berlin in 2011. In 2013 IT’S ALL SO QUIET was the opening film of the Berlinale Panorama Special. She became a member of the Society of the Arts of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences in 2016.
In 2017 Leopold directed her first play, From the Life of the Marionettes, for the prestigious Amsterdam theatre group TGA.
In 2018 her sixth feature film Cobain will have its world premiere at the Berlinale in the Generation section.
In our Official Selection, and can watch and meet the teams of:
Esmée van Loon | Documentary | 15:00 minutes
In this short documentary, the viewer gets a very intimate look at the life of the fashionable Dennis Bijleveld: optimist, fashion designer and drag queen. He takes us on a journey through his desires and fears and tells us what it’s like to live in a pigeonholed society. Dennis doesn’t belong with them, he acts to his feelings and is beginning to feel freer. Ma’MaQueen is a film from an observational perspective in which we see a young person addressing some sensitive issues.
HATE FOR SALE
Anna Eijsbouts | Animation | 2:39 minutes
We live in a world in which we consume hate as much as we are consumed by it. This film examines the alluring and tempting qualities of this devouring emotion and why we keep buying into it.