In this screening, Freek Boon and Marc Schmidt discuss their unfinished documentaries. Instead of showing a documentary in its finished form, you get a closer look at the process of both makers and the questions they have. The audience is free to respond directly to what they see, think along and ask any question they want.
Hoe kun je nou zo leven? (How can you live like that?) is the working title of the documentary by Freek Boon. The documentary follows a group of boys from Brabant, boys who are seen by society as ‘junkies’ or ‘dole parasites’. Their turbulent lifestyle is the opposite of what we – in this society – consider the logical path to a happy life. Drug and alcohol abuse determine a big part of their lives and what they derive their happiness from – a form of happiness that is seen by many as unbelievable and false. But is this happiness as unreal as we think?
VERZONKEN (IMMERSED) is a documentary about the fluid world of an older woman who is alone.
Marc Schmidt is also known for his documentary Matthew’s Laws. Matthew’s Laws premiered at the international documentary film festival Visions du Réel in Nyon, in April 2012, and won the Grand Prix for Best International Documentary. In the same year, the film was also awarded the Golden Calf for Best Documentary at the Dutch Film Festival.