WEDNESDAYS/BALANCE

Wednesdays (2011)

production company: VenFilm

length: 9 min

genre: drama

with: Viktor Griffioen, Tyn Hageman

won: Best Dutch film @ Go Short ’12, jury award @ VERS ’11,  best film, best director, nominated best screenplay and best D.o.P. @ ShortCutz Amsterdam ’14, nomination best debut Dutch Film Festival ’12, nomination Ingmar Bergman award @ Uppsala filmfestival ’12, nominated best film, best director, best d.o.p. @ EFF ’12

 

Every Wednesday, 8-year old Kris accompanies 28-year old Willem to the swimming pool where they have a whole lot of fun together. They swim, go down the slide and eat fries. Just when Kris thought that this was the usual fun-filled Wednesday, Willem confronts him with a frightening request.

 

Balance (2013)

Production Company: VenFilm

length: 15 min

genre: drama

with: Daniel Cornelissen, Jette Carolijn van den Berg, Viktor Griffioen

premiere: Dutch Film Festival ’13

 

Two people, whose lives are intertwined in court by coincidence, have completely different experiences of power in their sexual relationships. The healthy sexual life of the young prosecutor Sabine (28) resembles some of Kris’ (21) case about sexual abuse she is working on, but in a totally different way. After the trial he forces himself into a sexual act with a prostitute to face his demons from the past.