STILL WORLD (Wereld van Stilstand)
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Director: Elbert van Strien
Netherlands, 2005, 30’
35mm (cinemascope)/DigiBeta, black & white
Dutch with English subtitles
Arthouse / photo-film

Kafkaesque thriller about a journalist of a local newspaper, who feels his life has come to a standstill when his former school-friend and untalented writer Max has published a book. Struggling with this injustice the journalist discovers a conspiracy of mediocrity. A note from the mysterious K. takes him on a strange and intriguing journey...

Nomination GOLDEN CALF Best Dutch Short 2005

Selected for the prestigious New Directors/New Films festival in the Museum of Modern Art, New York

"Hypnotizing" (NL 20)
"Outstanding, daring, beautifully constructed, a fresh breath in Dutch cinema" (FILMTOTAAL.NL)
"stunning photography...Antonioni-like landscapes" (FILMKRANT)