Patrice Toye1 award
- 2019 Muidhond - Tench 1 award
- 2012 Little Black Spiders
- 2008 (N)iemand
- 2005 Gezocht: Man
- 1998 Rosie: The Devil in My Head
Adaptation of Inge Schilperoord's controversial novel Muidhond about 23-year-old paedophile Jonathan, who has just been released from prison due to a lack of evidence. With his mother and in a new apartment, he tries to put his life back on track whilst controlling his urges. To keep his mind off things he takes care of a muidhond, a carp with supposedly healing properties. Unfortunately, though, the 10-year-old girl next door is determined to be his friend. Jonathan's inner struggle is made tangible by the camera perspective that alternates between what he sees and an intense focus on him. The film, supported by John Parish's measured soundtrack, delves deeply into the emotional life of a man who doesn't want to be what he is, but – as he desperately puts it – "cannot be anything else".
NL - Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR selectionView on IMDb