Maaike Neuville (2016, 24')
Maaike Neuville is not only a well-known Flemish actress. A few years ago, she started making films. And this hasn’t gone unnoticed. Her graduate film Sonnet 81 won the Prize for Best Debut at the International Short Film Festival in Leuven 2013. On top of that, Maaike received the acclaimed Wildcard from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund. With the prize money, she is now making her new film, Perfect Darkness...
Gus and his pregnant girlfriend Anna are on holiday. During a nightly walk to the spot near the water, Anna does a confession. Can the couple, amidst the wild nature and under a full moon, overcome the conflict? Will they reach their idyllic spot?
Perfect Darkness is a short about the nature of love, filmed in one shot.
It is supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund and was presented at Euro Connection 2016 in Clermont-Ferrand.
written and directed by MAAIKE NEUVILLE
with EVA BINON & JORGE JAUREGUI ALLUE
inspired by VERKLÄRTE NACHT by RICHARD DEHMEL
producer ANIMAL TANK
line producers BRECHT VAN ELSLANDE & VICTORIA TRZECIAK
director of photography GRIMM VANDEKERCKHOVE
sound engineer and editor KWINTEN VAN LAETHEM
music by ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG
festival coordination WOUTER JANSEN (firstname.lastname@example.org)
distribution (BE) DALTON DISTRIBUTION
with the support of:
FLANDERS AUDIOVISUAL FUND
TAX SHELTER OF THE BELGIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
FLANDERS FILM FUNDING
World premiere at the opening night of the International Short Film Festival Leuven (December 2016).
Klappei (Antwerpen): February 24 (2017)
Cinema Zed (Leuven): February 26
KASKcinema (Gent): March 2
Glasgow Short Film Festival: March 17-18
Sehsüchte (Potsdam-Babelsberg) : April 26 - May 1
Brussels Short Film Festival: April 27 - May 7
Vienna Shorts Festival: June 1-6
La Guarimba International Film Festival (Italy): August 7 - 11
Film Festival Oostende: September 8 - 16
Festival Off-Courts Trouville (France): September 8 - 16
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur: September 29 - Oktober 6
Brest European Short Film Festival (France): November 7 - 12
Crossing the Screen (UK): November 23 - 26
International Film Festival 2ANNAS (Latvia): November 28 - December 3
Eindhovens Film Festival: December 6-10
THESS International Short Film Festival Thessaloniki (Greece): December 13 - 17
Des Courts en Hiver - Cinéma et Poésie (Porto-Vecchio, Corsica): January 25-27 (2018)
Short Waves Festival - International Competition (Poznan, Poland): March 20 - 23