Go to content
Fragmentary feature about the bogged-down relationship of a middle-aged couple. The film is made up of various dialogue scenes that only partly relate to each other. The relationship between the characters does not seem to develop in a linear fashion, but in a circle. Schijnsel (Glint) balances on the boundary between portraying an intimate relationship between a man and a woman and the intimacy in the acting of the two players. The texts in the film are not just of substantial interest, but also function as tools for the actors. If one of them has a monologue, it focuses on speaking the text and (reflecting on) being an actor.


Production Design
Set geluid
Production company
Van de Staak Film Produkties
Distributor NL
Filmmuseum Distributie

Title: Schijnsel
Year: 1996
Duration : 1 hour, 20 minutes
Category: Feature film
Edition: NFF 1996

NFF Archive

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.