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Surrealist film in which an earthquake tears the Iberian Peninsula from the European continent. A group of people that received signs of the impending catastrophe decides to travel to the rift.
Surrealist feature film is a Dutch-Spanish-Portuguese co-production adapted from a novel by the Portuguese Nobel Prize winner José Saramago. The story is based on an old legend set in Spain and Portugal. An earthquake that was not forecast by any seismograph tears the Iberian Peninsula from the European mainland. Slowly, the stone raft floats away, its Spanish and Portuguese occupants thrown into a frenzy. The film, in Portuguese, follows three men, two women and a dog who did receive signs of the impending catastrophe. Unknown forces drive them together and make them form close ties. They decide to travel to the rift, but during their adventurous journey across Spain and Portugal, the island drifts away further and further. An even bigger disaster looms. Among the company, the question rises whether they, as `chosen ones', will also have the power to turn the tide.

Title: Het stenen vlot
Year: 2002
Duration : 1 hour, 52 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 2012

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Gouden Kalf winner

Speciale Juryprijs (2002)
George Sluizer

Gouden Kalf nominees

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Anne Lordon
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George Sluizer
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