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Sweet Terror of Memory – ΨΙΘΥΡΟΙ
Short film - 2018 - 15 min.
Ilse Frech’s family history blends with several traumatic events in world history in this eccentric film about war, trauma and forced migration. We do not see these events, but they are represented by stylised shots provided with a poetic voice-over. This way, this personal film transcends Frech’s family history and touches on universal ideas about the formation of identity and the search for solidarity.
Ilse Frech Visual Art, Film & Photography Production
Director of Photography
Florencia di Concilio
Tiffany Jane Madden
Het grandioze falen
Short comical drama about megalomania, the art of self-deception and unconditional friendship. When a failed young man returns to Leeuwarden, his old friends are full of plans.
Short film about two best friends during one special summer. Their previously self-evident friendship is jeopardised through the agency of that oh so complicated puberty. First prize at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
Insecure teenager David is at odds with himself. He is looking for warmth, love and acknowledgement and finds it with the wrong person; the much younger boy next door. Partly autobiographical, but the maker examines ‘the other side of the story' by putting himself in the culprit’s shoes.
Slightly absurdist film about an opera-goer. An enjoyable evening is out of the question, because he is haunted by obsessive thoughts. Adapted from Louis Couperus’ short story.
Twenty-four hours in the life of teen Elise. Oppressive story about the charming intimacy as well as the destructive power of social media, told from the perspective of her iPhone.
KORT! - Emily
An aged florist reflects on her life in this animation movie. She has given a lot and sealed many a romance with her bouquets, but will she ever receive flowers herself?