EDDY TERSTALL debuted with his film 'Transit' in 1992. He studied sociology and political science at the University of Amsterdam and wanted to complete a trilogy about death, sexuality and the rule of law before devoting himself to politics. This trilogy began with 'Simon', about the final years of a cancer patient's life, which won four Golden Calves. It was followed in 2007 by 'SEXtet', an ingeniously interwoven plot of several stories and characters dealing with love and relationships in Amsterdam. 'Vox Popoli' completed the trilogy, in 2008.
Terstall’s first collaboration with Erik Wünsch resulted in 'Meet me in Venice', World Cinema Award at Woodstock Film Festival for Best Foreign Film and Best Actress in a Leading Role (Roberta Petzoldt).
Their second collaboration is Eddy’s upcoming film: 'Alberta'. This humorous reflection on the phenomenon of the midlife crisis, will have its world première at the Nederlands Film Festival on September 26th.
In our Official Selection:
. The Boy by the Sea directed by Vasily Chuprina ***** DUTCH PREMIÈRE
The story of an unlikely friendship: A young boy deep in thought, filled with melancholy, watches where his stones fall as he throws them across the water. An old lighthouse keeper approaches, filled with care and concern for the child. The two unite in their wonderment of what lies ahead as they try to find a different truth beyond the waters.
. Hide and Seek directed by Bjorne Willemsen
A family arrives at a country house to relax for the weekend. After dad tells the kids that he will play hide and seek with them, mom tries to seduce dad for a different game. While the parents are focusing on each other, for the kids the game is becoming more serious then ever before.