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Dutch Co-productions at Cannes 2022

Cannes has unveiled its 2022 Official Selection today and it includes three Dutch minority co-productions.

Close** by Lukas Dhont and co-produced by Amsterdam-based Topkapi Films is selected for Competition. It is Belgian filmmaker Dhont’s sophomore film, who won the Cannes Palme d’ Or for his debut feature Girl* in 2018. Close is a film about boys about to become men. A film about friendship and responsibility.

Sergei Loznitsa also returns to Cannes with his documentary The Natural History of Destruction* which will be presented as a Special Screening. The film is co-produced by Atoms & Void. Inspired by W.G. Sebald’s book by the same title, the documentary posits the question: is it morally acceptable to use a civilian population as an instrument of war?

Included in the Un Certain Regard section is Burning Days* by Turkish director Emin Alper and co-produced by Dutch production outfit Circe Films. Burning Days is a political, psychological thriller set in a small Turkish town. The story follows a young general attorney’s move to a small community and the events that drag him into the drama of a small town’s politics.

This year’s edition of the Cannes Film Festival is taking place May 17th, until the 28th.

*Film is supported by the Netherlands Film Fund
**Film is supported by the Netherlands Film Fund and Production Incentive

Source: SEE NL