Ne Me Quitte Pas awarded at Tribeca
28 April 2014
Dutch directors Sabine Lubbe Bakker & Niels van Koevorden received the award for Best Editing in a Documentary Feature for Ne Me Quitte Pas at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film is edited, written & directed by Sabine Lubbe Bakker & Niels van Koevorden, who received a $5,000 prize.
Jury Comments: “This year’s prize for editing celebrates a pair of filmmakers’ ability to give shape, rhythm, and even mythic beauty to a story that might have been, frankly, a sodden mess. For finding luster in the most unlikely places, the winners of this year’s prize for Best Documentary Editing goes to Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden for their bittersweet portrait of two Belgian boozers.”
Ne Me Quitte Pas (Don’t Leave Me) had its world premiere at IDFA 2013, won the juryprize at Eurodok in Norway, was awarded Best Documentary at the Luxembourg City Film Festival and received honours at the ZagrebDox festival in Croatia.
Upcoming screenings will be at Nyon International Documentary Film Festival - Visions du Réel, Swiss (25 April-3 May) and Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival, Canada (24 April-4 May). The Belgian premiere will take place at May 6th at the Docville Film Festival in Leuven.
Ne Me Quitte Pas is produced by Pieter van Huystee Film, in co-production with Storyhouse Film (BE) and Studio Godot (NL). The film is 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.
The 13th Tribeca Film Festival took place in New York from April 16 to April 27 2014.
For more information:
Tribeca Film Festival: www.tribecafilm.com/festival/
Pieter van Huystee Film
Ph: +31 20 421 0606