Beste Korte Documentaire Erik van Lieshout
You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.
What is the role of the artist in times of economic crisis and shrinking subsidies? Erik van Lieshout examines this in the direct surroundings of his studio: the lower-class urban area Rotterdam-Zuid. In apparently spontaneous monologues, he expresses his horror at the ‘man in the street’ and wonders: Do I have a social task? Still, he has intimate conversations with these ordinary people in their living rooms and buys the entire collection of deceased collector Janus to turn it into an installation.