Nocturne

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    Nocturne

    Directed by

    Netherlands, Belgium

    2019

    80 min

    • Dutch

    Drama

    In the makers’ highly praised graduation film ONNO THE OBLIVIOUS, the protagonist ran through life, desperately in search of the cause of his discontent. Four years later, in the unusual NOCTURNE, this search has not become any less feverish. This time round it’s Alex, an ambitious debut filmmaker, who is trying to get to grips with his work. Time is pressing. Producers are becoming impatient. The crew bombard him with questions. Tonight, it’s do or die.
    Torn back and forth between his project, his departed lover and his sick mother, Alex’s life increasingly resembles a ghostly, wildly poetic film noir. The pistol! The tormented look! The dramatic music! The forceful close-up! Will Alex have to choose between love or ambition, reality or art? Are we witness to an attempt to film a mind in action, seen from its interior? Or are we watching the process of creation of the film?

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Vincent van der Valk
    Reinout Scholten van Aschat
    Simone van Bennekom
    Tom Dewispelaere
    Bart Slegers
    Rutger Weemhoff
    Bien de Moor
    Screenplay
    Viktor van der Valk
    Jeroen Scholten van Aschat
    Cinematography
    Emo Weemhoff
    Editing
    Lot Rossmark
    Music
    Eren Önsoy
    Sales
    SOME SHORTS
    Production
    A PRIVATE VIEW
    Viktor Van der Valk

    Viktor Van der Valk

    Iceland

    Viktor van der Valk (1987, Iceland) directed VEGLEYSA (2011) during while studying at the School of the Arts Utrecht (HKU). The short was selected for the Debut Competition at the Netherlands Film Festival. After three years at the HKU, Van der Valk continued his film education at the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam, where he made the short films BRICK (2013) and ONNO THE OBLIVIOUS (2014). NOCTURNE is his first feature and has its world premiere at IFFR 2019. His brother, actor Vincent van der Valk, plays the lead role.

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