But If Your Hole Laughs – Dick Verdult
In a world where everything is for sale, some make looking ridiculous seem legitimate, and are even able to transform it into emblems of prestige. A young woman has the means to hire actors to visualize her erratic life in stages. Only afterwards does she realize that by organizing this reflection, a sour truth emerges, although the film ends with a releasing laugh. Premise: “What are you looking at? I am only dancing on the table.”
Prince of Muck – Cindy Jansen
The retired patriarch Lawrence MacEwen is at the end of his life. As ‘Laird of Muck’, it was his life mission to preserve the fragile society on the Scottish island for the future. He seems to find success in his efforts, but at what cost?
Clockwork Universe – Cindy Jansen
A middle-aged man is convinced to lead a successful life until he is confronted with age spots on his body that shake his infallible self-image. This physical “decay” becomes the catalyst for the exposure of its social and emotional limitations.
5 x 8 Rayke Verhoeven (regie, scenario) en Raoul de Jong (scenario)
Leonel Ruby is 30 years old. Her father Cesare Ruby has recently committed euthanasia. To process that loss, she moves to a Dutch coastal town after years of living abroad.
RÛZJE WYN (Ruis, wind) – Ester Eva Damen
A short, thirty minute film focusing on three Frisian poems, free in the visual form and not strictly illustrative. Elmar Kuyper, Nynke Laverman and Tsead Bruinja are contemporary Frisian poets and performers, performing with a band or electronic music. Filmmaker Ester Eva Damen, who grew up in Friesland, invited them to collaborate and connect the poems with her own memories.