Dutch films off to Montreal
Three films from the Netherlands will be screened at the Montreal World Film Festival (August 18 – 28, 2011).
The animation film OEDIPUS, directed by Paul Driessen and produced by il Luster, has been selected for the Festival’s World Competition. Driessen, who is renowned for his conceptually challenging animated enigmas, has playfully recreated this backward version of the classic legend.
Two feature films CLUB ZEUS and BLACK BUTTERFLIES will be presented in the Focus on World Cinema section. CLUB ZEUS, by David Verbeek and produced by Revolver Media, is about host boys in Shanghai, whose goal it is to steal their clients’ hearts. The film was awarded the Return of the Tiger Award at the 2011 International Film Festival Rotterdam.
BLACK BUTTERFLIES, by director Paula van der Oest and produced by IDTV Film, tells the true story of the talented young South African poet Ingrid Jonker, a white artist and critic of the Apartheid regime. The film had its international premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, where lead actress Carice van Houten won the Best Actress Award.
Montreal World Film Festival: www.ffm-montreal.org