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7 April 2014

No less than five documentaries from the Netherlands have been selected for the upcoming edition of the International Documentary Film Festival - Visions du Réel. The festival will take place in Nyon (Swiss) from 25 April – 3 May, 2014.

International Competition for Feature Length Documentaries

See No Evil
See No Evil
Directed by Jos de Putter
Produced by Dieptescherpte (festival distribution: wink@deepfocus.nl)
Sales: Films Transit, www.filmstransit.com
A portrait of the daily lives of three famous senior chimpanzees, inhabitants of retirement homes: Cheeta, the most famous ape on the planet and last survivor of the Tarzan pictures, Kanzi, the smartest ape on the planet, and Knuckles, hero of the space age.

Directed by Boris Gerrets
Produced by Pieter van Huystee Film, www.pvhfilm.nl
In co-production with Les Films d'Ici (FA), Pippaciné (NL/UK)
A community of friends, each facing severe physical and psychological challenges, survives on the nocturnal streets of Freetown, Sierra Leone. The film delves deep into their life, telling a story of humanity and dignity in a world that otherwise offers little consolation.

Programme: Grand Angle
Ne Me Quitte Pas

Directed by Sabine Lubbe Bakker & Niels van Koevorden
Produced by Pieter van Huystee Film, www.pvhfilm.nl
In co-production with Storyhouse Film (BE) and Studio Godot (NL)
A Direct Cinema portrait of the Flemish Bob and the Walloon Marcel, two Belgian friends who share loneliness, humor, alcoholism and suicide plans with great élan.

International Competition for Short Documentaries

Wild Boar
Directed by Willem Baptist
Produced by Zuidenwind, www.zuidenwind.nl
Sales: NPO Sales, www.nposales.com
An arresting documentary about the curious relationship between man and the wild boar. Will we continue to eat them or will they eventually devour us?

Programme: Projections Spéciales
Wool Fever

Directed by Astrid Bussink
Produced by Zeppers Film & TV, www.zeppers.nl
In a village in the Dutch countryside two groups of eighth graders compete to create the most beautiful wool float of the year.

--End of press release--

For more information:

Nyon International Film Festival VISIONS DU REEL: www.visionsdureel.ch

See No Evil
Festival distribution: Dieptescherpte
Ph: +31 20 612 4478

Sales: Films Transit International
Ph: +1 514 844 3358

Ne Me Quitte Pas and Shado'man
Pieter van Huystee Film
Ph: +31 20 421 0606

Wild Boar
Production: Zuidenwind Filmproductions
Ph. +31 76 5140871

Sales: NPO Sales
Ph: +31 35 677 3760

Wool Fever
Zeppers Film & TV
Ph. +31 20 6758594

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