The Netherlands Tag Archive

Ayla Spaans Orchestrates a Devilish Dinner Party for Experimental Self-Love Story ‘A Boring Day in Hell’

Art & Fashion, Premiere

5th January, 2021

Ayla Spaans describes how her relationship with self-love informed 'A Boring Day in Hell', her experimental horror about a thrilling dinner party.

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How an Ambitious Fish Became a Girl in Thessa Meijer’s Celebrated Tragicomedy ‘The Walking Fish’

Live Action

30th June, 2020

Thessa Meijer discusses overcoming language barriers for her Japan-set short about an ambitious sea-creature who becomes a woman striving for perfection.

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Ayla Spaans Tells an Expansive Love Story Over the Course of One Evening in ‘When We Were Strangers’

Art & Fashion

12th June, 2020

The lifetime of a relationship is distilled over the course of a hypnotic house-party in Ayla Spaans' experimental romantic drama 'When We Were Strangers'

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Tradition & Culture Vie for Ascendancy Over Self-Determination in Madja Amin’s Fantastical Debut ‘Stray Sheep’

Live Action

30th April, 2020

DN sits down with Madja Amin for a detailed discussion about his debut short 'Stray Sheep', an allegorical depiction of the nature of manhood and sacrifice

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A Pair of Sisters Live out an Endless Summer in a Timeless World in Ayla Spaans’ ‘About Two Girls’

Art & Fashion

15th April, 2020

Ayla Spaans tells us how her tight knit crew captured the feeling of an endless summer for playful celebration of sisterhood 'About Two Girls'.

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Luuk Walschot Looks Beyond Superficial Divisions in the Hope of Greater Unity in ‘Union Jake’

Live Action

21st January, 2020

Luuk Walschot asks why we can't put our efforts into finding what unites rather than divides us in his challenging identity short 'Union Jake'.

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Marc Aziz Ressang & Daniel Agha-Rafei Look into Indonesia’s Extreme DIY Vespa Culture in ‘Rebel Riders’


16th October, 2019

Marc Aziz Ressang & Daniel Agha-Rafei provide a glimpse into the lives of the free-spirited members of Indonesia’s DIY Vespa culture in 'Rebel Riders'.

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A Solo Park Run Escalates into a Battle of One-Upmanship in Mariia Ponomarova’s ‘Ardea’

Live Action, Premiere

5th August, 2019

Mariia Ponomarova joins DN for the premiere 'Ardea' - the story of a gentle park run which quickly escalates into a competitive battle of one-upmanship.

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Elastic Recurrence

Art & Fashion, Asides

23rd April, 2019

Johan Rijpma transforms the shards of a dinner plate into a self-replicating cycle of falling and retracting connected fragments in 'Elastic Recurrence'.

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How Antiquated Health Advice led Filmmaker Arjan Brentjes to Create Abstract Animation ‘Sand’


27th February, 2019

From Saul Bass to outdated Government advice, Arjan Brentjes joins us to discuss his surreal animated short film 'Sand'.

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De Staat Get Ready to Rumble in Wouter Stoter’s Red Versus Blue Music Video ‘Kitty Kitty’


11th December, 2018

Director Wouter Stoter explains how he got alt-rock band De Staat to face off against themselves in his red vs blue music video 'Kitty Kitty'.

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Animation, Asides

10th September, 2018

A childless woman steals a little girl's imaginary friend in Job, Joris & Marieke's utterly charming animated short '(Otto)'.

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