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Bezness As Usual
Director: Alex Pitstra
Rights:
Alex, a 25-years-old Dutch filmmaker who receives a letter from his Tunisian father, whom he hadn’t seen since his early childhood. Alex tries to build a relationship with his newly found family in Tunisia and his Dutch mother. What role should he play as a son of two cultures?
2016/ Netherlands93 min/ Documentary - Drama
SYNOPSIS
Alex, a 25-years-old Dutch filmmaker who receives a letter from his Tunisian father, whom he hadn’t seen since his early childhood. Alex tries to build a relationship with his newly found family in Tunisia and his Dutch mother. What role should he play as a son of two cultures?
CREW
Screenwriter: Alex Pitstra, Katja, Schoondergang
DOP: Tadeusz Kieniewicz, Alex Pitstra
Editor: Jos Driessen
Production Company(ies)
Selfmade Films
Producer(s)
Jan De Ruiter
Niek Koppen
Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland
Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
Dubai International Film Festival, UAE
International Bosphorus Film Festival, Turkey
MiradasDoc International Documentary Film Festival, Spain
Diaspora Film Festival in Seoul, South Korea
Bergamo Film Meeting, Italy
Annapolis Film Festival, USA
Millenium International Documentary Film Festival, Belgium
Arab Film Festival, Germany
The African Film Festival (FCAT), Spain
Freiburg Film Forum, Germany
Arab Film Festival, USA
Les Rencontres Internationales des Cinémas Arabes, France
The Wild Dreamer Award for Best Documentary at the Subversive Festival, Croatia
Special Mention at the Festivalul International de Film Documentar (CRONOGRAF), Moldova
Quotes
“Bezness as Usual lets contemporary sensibility confront tradition in a unique and intimate family portrait.” -POV Magazine - Patrick Mullen