PIETER KUIJPERS graduated in 1993 in Theatre, Film and Television Studies and started his career as a screenwriter. In 2002 he co-wrote and directed his first feature film 'Godforsaken', this film won two Golden Calves (aka the Dutch Oscars) for Best Screenplay and Best Director. Since then Pieter directed eight feature films such as: 'Nothing to Lose', 'Manslaughter', 'Heaven on Earth'. His latest movie 'Riphagen', the story about Riphagen, a cunning Dutch traitor during WW2 who helped Nazi round up Jews, stealing their treasures for himself premiere in the Netherlands Film Festival and it's now at the cinemas across the country.
In 2005 Pieter founded with Sander, the film production company Pupkin. As producer he created several award winning and internationally acclaimed television series, such as 'The Godless' and 'Force'.
JAN DOENSE aka Mr. Horror, will let us know more about his new film festival AMSTERDAMNED.
In our Official Selection:
. Three People Find a Car directed by Max Lunter
Somewhere between meadows, forests and close bushes, far away from the civilized word, a car drives on a road. The car is empty. The headlights are on and there's music playing from the car radio. When three persons find a car, they first pretend to bring it back. However they have something else in mind. A clash between three individuals and a mysterious car which will change their lives forever.
. VUOTO directed by Guido F.G. Jeurissen
VUOTO is a visual poem about a man that desperately is clinging onto the memories of a lost love. The more he tries to shape these memories into the present, the more he drifts away from reality.