Experimental documentary about a young man with writing ambitions. For seventeen years, he films his life during his quest for authorship. What if his ambitions appear unfeasible?
At the age of 23, Joris starts filming his life, directly following the completion of his first novel. His manuscript is rejected by all publishers, but this does not discourage him. In this experimental documentary, he films himself for seventeen years, obsessively writing one novel after the other. The gap between who he is and what he wants to be meanwhile grows larger and larger. Desperately, he tries to avert failure by turning himself into a fictitious character, in his own film.

Title: Portret van een mislukt schrijver
Year: 2020
Duration : 1 hour, 35 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2020

Kunst & CultuurMaatschappijExperimental

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