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Bezness as Usual

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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?
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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?
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Screenwriter: Alex Pitstra
Katja
Schoondergang
DOP: Tadeusz Kieniewicz
Alex Pitstra
Editor: Jos Driessen
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Production Company(ies)
Selfmade Films
Producer(s)
Jan De Ruiter
Niek Koppen
film festivals
film festivals Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland
film festivals Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
film festivals Dubai International Film Festival, UAE
film festivals International Bosphorus Film Festival, Turkey
film festivals MiradasDoc International Documentary Film Festival, Spain
film festivals Diaspora Film Festival in Seoul, South Korea
film festivals Bergamo Film Meeting, Italy
film festivals Annapolis Film Festival, USA
film festivals Millenium International Documentary Film Festival, Belgium
film festivals Arab Film Festival, Germany
film festivals The African Film Festival (FCAT), Spain
film festivals Freiburg Film Forum, Germany
film festivals Arab Film Festival, USA
film festivals Les Rencontres Internationales des Cinémas Arabes, France
film awards
film awards 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