Sitges

“..Sitges during Gay Pride … You are in charge of your own body..”

“About a year ago I was on holiday in Sitges during Gay Pride. I met a nice man and we had chemistry between us. We went out dancing and drinking, etc. Finally, we went to his hotel room and we had sex. It was not all the way, but we kissed and had oral sex, but I didn’t want to continue. . .

XY Chelsea

Filmrecensie: XY Chelsea (2019); IDFA Queer day (Nederlands).

Beoordeling: ✯✯✯✯ – 4/5. XY Chelsea (2019) heeft mij geboeid van het begin tot het einde. Het verhaallijn heeft een erg mooie opbouw. Hawkins zorgt ervoor dat iedereen die de situatie van Chelsea Manning niet kent aan het einde goed geïnformeerd is. Naar mijn mening vind ik het belangrijk om te zien hoe een heel land verdeeld kan raken door slechts één persoon. Is zij een heroïne of een verrader?

The Prestige

The Prestige (2006): “..Thanks to weed and freaking Christian Bale!..”

“I have a funny story to tell about how The Prestige (2006) changed my life. Years back I used to be a sports guy. I always played football, basketball and I participated with MMA I excelled in all of that. . .

Frank Zichem

Caribbean voices | Suriname: Filmmaker Frank Zichem.

Film director Frank Zichem has just returned to the Netherlands after three weeks of filming on Bonaire when we meet. Because despite being seventy-four years of age, the documentary maker born in Suriname is still fully engaged in portraying injustice and situations that he believes need to be changed. . . .

Frank Zichem

Caribische stemmen | Suriname: Filmmaker Frank Zichem.

Filmregisseur Frank Zichem is net weer terug in Nederland na drie weken filmen op Bonaire, wanneer we elkaar spreken. Want ondanks zijn vierenzeventigjarige leeftijd is de in Suriname geboren documentairemaker. . .

Homonologues

“Homonologues’ .. is an acting performance about love and sexuality.”

“Next to my studies, I play a part in ‘Homonologues’. Which is an acting performance about love and sexuality that we act out right in front of a class at high schools. . .

Monsoon Wedding

Monsoon Wedding (2001): “..where it’s necessary to wear different masks..”

I saw Monsoon Wedding (2001) by Indian filmmaker Mira Nair, a while ago when I was living in New York and interning for a Dutch journalist, Max Westerman. . .

Kakekomi

Kakekomi (2002): “.. I left the cinema theatre .. with a retirement goal..”

“The reason why Kakekomi (2015) is dear to me is that the director Masato Harada was present at Eigasai 2016, a Japanese film festival that I went to. . .

representation of women

“..representation of women in Dutch cinema, it still isn’t that great..”

“I worked as the script coach for the fiction FilmLAB of CinemAsia Film Festival. I guided the FilmLAB participants from beginning to end. . .

Merantau

Merantau (2009): “..they displayed Asian characters who resembled me..”

“The first film about Indonesian martial arts that I ever watched is Merantau (2009), directed by the Scottish Gareth Evans. A very sophisticated film. . .

Devdas

Devdas (2002): “..I actually never was a fan of Shah Rukh Khan..”

“I actually never was a fan of Devdas (2002) actor Shah Rukh Khan, which is a film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. But in 2002 I was forced by my cousin. . .

Tumbbad

Tumbbad (2018): “..with greed, nobody really wins in the end..”

“Tumbbad (2018) is basically a cautionary tale about greed and how it’s inherited and passed on within a vicious circle that goes on for many generations. . .