Amy Winehouse

Amy (2015) | Avicii: True Stories (2017): “..are you still making music for yourself..”

“We both saw the documentary Amy (2015) about Amy Winehouse. But only one of us saw the documentary of Avicii: True Stories (2017). We are both musicians and just chilling here because we haven’t seen each other in a while. We used to be in an Indie band together, which is why these type of documentaries speak to us…

Black Panther

Black Panther (2018): “..Wakanda for Life!..It’s a line that inspired..”

“It’s a line that inspired me from Ryan Coogler’s film Black Panther (2018). Chadwick Boseman plays a character named T’Challa, the King of Wakanda, which is an isolated, technologically advanced African nation. Eventually, he has to save the world. . . .

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004): “..right now I’m still dating this person..”

“Have you ever dated someone who’s completely different than you? It makes me think of Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) where the main character played by Jim Carrey and his love interest discover that even. . .

Fight Club

Fight Club (1999): “..You just want to be happy with who you really are..”

“Even though the protagonist of David Fincher’s Fight Club (1999) is completely different than me, his struggle to be his own person is something I can relate too. Especially when I was in high school. . . .

In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love (2000): “..unspoken love, time as a perishable reality..”

“I love Wong Kar-Wai films. I have seen most of his films and I know so much about them, but the one film that stands out the most is In the Mood for Love (2000). Because it is the one film that displays his reoccurring themes in the best way. . .

Reprise

Reprise (2006): “..it is hard not to constantly compare yourself to others..”

I re-watched Reprise (2006) recently and there was a lot that I could identify with. The film is about two young aspiring authors who submit their works to publishing houses at the same time, one of them finds success while the other doesn’t. . . .

Nobody's boy Rémi

Nobody’s boy Rémi (1977): “..I noticed that my stories are always about loss..”

Nobody’s boy Rémi (1977): “When I was growing up, there were two films that left a life-long impression with me. I forgot the name of one, but the first was about a family of foxes with seven cubs. The foxes were constantly looking for food, but as the winter became harsher the cubs would die one by one. . .

Grizzly Man

Grizzly Man (2005): “.. I learned you cant force synchronicity to happen..”

“During my studies in Italy, years back, I had this struggle with coincidence or better said, coincidence with a purpose: synchronicity. For me that’s when the magic happens while making a documentary. Like for example Grizzly Man (2005). Life is full of synchronicities. . .

Martin Koolhoven

Spetters (1980): “..I grew up in that region..” – Martin Koolhoven.

Martin Koolhoven: “The movie Spetters (1980) by Paul Verhoeven makes me think of my time as a kid. Not because it’s similar to my life, because it’s about three young Dutch amateur dirt bike motorcycle racers who fall in love with a beautiful young woman, but solely because it reminds me of the Westland. . .

Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York (2008): “..As long as you like it,” she says to him..”

“Sometimes you need a film just like you can have a need for some music. Sometimes you can even reflect on the past through that movie. Synecdoche, New York (2008) by Charlie Kaufman is one of those films. It was the first film that he directed after writing scripts such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. . .

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation (2003): “..I see myself as a human being and not..”

“I can definitely relate with Scarlett Johansson’s character in Lost in Translation (2003) by Sofia Coppola. I never fully fitted into a particular culture or country. I grew up in the Netherlands within a community connected to the Korean Protestant church, but to most of them I was very Dutch because. . .

Natasja Pattipeilohy

The NeverEnding Story (1984): “..You have to stay a kid as long as possible..”

“I’m a mother of two little kids and I can’t help but notice how children’s films have changed so much. One of the most beautiful films that I still love as an adult -I’m not sure if I should be ashamed of it, but whatever- is The NeverEnding story (1984) by Wolfgang Petersen. . .