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Mussels in Love by Willemiek Kluijfhout
Mussels in Love

Mussels in Love

The life cycle of the mussel and the passionate individuals it encounters: not just biologists and fishermen, but also cooks and even a gynaecologist.
Belgians, such as top chef Sergio Herman, look forward to it with bated breath - the start of the mussel season. In this film light is shed on the lifecycle of the Zeeland mussel in an intimate manner. The mussel that loves, the one that holds on with all its might, and the mussel that is cast off by storm. And on its way, we (and the mussel) encounter the passionate enthusiasts who fall in love, struggle and overcome adversity. 

73’ / DCP / colour      

Original title: L’AMOUR DES MOULES
Dir: Willemiek Kluijfhout
Prod: Trueworks
Co-prod: Associate Directors (BE)       
Sc: Willemiek Kluijfhout           
D.O.P.: Remko Schnorr
Completed: September 2012       
Language: Dutch (English subtitles)   

Willemiek Kluijfhout:
First feature length documentary.
BECAUSE OF DELICATE SKIN (2009, short), AS BLACK AS INK (2008, animation), BALL POSSESSION (2007, short) Awards: Best Comedy Award Very Short Movies Festival Hollywood, Silver Remi Award World Festival Houston, BLACK INK (2006, short doc), THINGS TO COME (short doc), SURVIVING THE WATER (2002, short doc).

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