A Man and a Camera
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    A Man and a Camera

    Directed by

    Netherlands

    2021

    64 min

    • Dutch
    • Flemish

    Documentary

    An enigmatic entity roams the Dutch hinterlands, silently pointing a camera at all that it encounters. Soon it finds itself standing in front of a doorway. Met with an uninvited, inscrutable camera operator, how will the region’s inhabitants respond? Amusing and unsettling, mundane and otherworldly, A MAN AND A CAMERA is an endlessly surprising provocation: an upending of documentary power dynamics, an inquiry into human nature, a rendezvous with the real.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Guido Hendrikx
    Cinematography
    Guido Hendrikx
    Editing
    Lot Rossmark
    Rens Christiaansen
    Guido Hendrikx
    Music
    Jeanne Susin
    Sales
    SQUARE EYES
    Production
    [BOONDOCS]
    Production
    AVENTURA

    Press

    Hendrikx's film is not to be missed, especially for those with a keen theoretical interest in documentary as a form.

    Cineuropa

    Guido Hendrikx

    Guido Hendrikx

    Netherlands

    By making films I’m trying to live and outlive reality, without any certainty. The medium feels like a religion, an imaginary obsession, with which I’m able to happily fool - and possibly reproduce - myself.

    Guido Hendrikx was born in Eindhoven in 1987 and studied at Utrecht University and the Netherlands Film Academy. His award-winning shorts ESCORT (2013) and AMONG US (2014) were featured at film festivals throughout the world. His feature debut STRANGER IN PARADISE (2016) was the opening film of IDFA. It was theatrically released in cinemas in Italy, the UK, Belgium and The Netherlands and nominated for the European Film Awards: Best Documentary. He has written several screenplays in collaboration with other directors (Ena Sendijarevic, a.o.) and worked as a curator for the video department of The Correspondent. A MAN AND A CAMERA (2021) is his newest work and was selected at CPH:DOX.

    Selected Filmography