Brick House, The
Two friends, Sapa and Hija, re-enact and re-tell short anecdotes of their lives. Coming from another country to The Netherlands, there is a quest for belonging and the (im)possibility to completely feel at home and relate to the world outside the apartment. The starting point of this film was an encounter with Sapa, who chose his friend Hija as his interlocutor in the process of making this film. Through extensive interviews with Sapa and Hija, acting exercises and spending the Sundays together, our encounters resulted in this short film.
16’ / HD file / colour
Genre: experimental, fiction
Original title: The Brick House
Dir: Eliane Esther Bots
Prod: Eliane Esther Bots
Sc: Eliane Esther Bots
Language:language: Swahili, English subtitles
Eliane Esther Bots:
Gulo (2011, short), The Captain and the Boy (2012, short), The Dome & The Cone of Silence (2012, short), The Visionary (2013, (installation),The Keeper (2014, short), Conversations (2014, short),-We Can’t Come From Nothing (2014, short), The Brick House (2016, short).
Distributor: EYE Experimental
Ph: +31 20 589 1446
Festival selections: Berlinale - Forum Expanded 2017; GoShort International Short Film Festival Nijmegen 2017; VideoEx Zürich 2017; Cinema du reél 2017; Nederlands Film Festival 2017; Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival 2017; Tirana International Film Festival 2017;New York Film Festival at Film Society of Lincoln Center 2017; Ethnocineca - International Documentary Film Festival Vienna, 2018; Córtex Film Festival - Lissabon, 2018