PROGRAM \ MASTERCLASS
The program Dutch Realities: Recent Documentaries from the Netherlands is a collaboration between Pera Film and EYE Film Institute Netherlands, the Dutch centre for film culture and heritage, curated by Mustafa Özen (Mert van Thracië Cultural Projects). Organized in parallel to the celebrations of four hundred years of cultural, diplomatic and trade relations between Turkey and the Netherlands, the selected documentary program for Pera Film is composed of films made between 2006 to 2011; presenting a wide range of subjects and film-making, exemplifying a versatile and in-depth appreciation as well as the aesthetics of the genre of documentary.
EYE is dedicated to developing a vigorous film culture in the Netherlands. Through its activities, EYE fosters a viable film industry in the Netherlands and promotes Dutch film nationally and abroad. Over the last 60 years, EYE has built up a collection that reflects the most important aspects of film history. Many parts of the collection are unique, such as the Desmet collection and the Dutch film collection. The former consists of over 900 films that were shown in cinemas during the 1910s. EYE’s collection of Dutch films – the largest in the world – provides an overview of Dutch film history since 1905. The collection also contains documentaries, including the oeuvres of filmmakers Joris Ivens and Johan van der Keuken.
MICHIEL VAN ERP
24 March Saturday, 15:30
Following the 14:00 screening of Pretpark Nederland
Michiel van Erp graduated in 1988 as an industrial designer at TU Delft, after which he spent four years working as an actor with various theater companies. In 1992 he began making documentaries. He made several documentaries for the channel VARA from 1996 series under the title “Long Live ...” for which he won national and international awards. He also made the films on author Connie Palmen (In Search of the Holy Time, 2005), actress Sylvia Kristel (Now, 2007) and photographer Erwin Olaf (On Beauty and Fall, 2009). He directed the documentary Pretpark Nederland.