Jos Stelling Films


Jos Stelling, Judith van den Burg (assistant)
Springweg 50 | 3511 VS Utrecht
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Founded in 1975, Jos Stelling Films is an independent film production company. It produces feature films and shorts by director and scriptwriter Jos Stelling. It has established co-productions with producers from Belgium, Germany and Russia. Its films (including The Pointsman and The Illusionist) have won many awards, both in the Netherlands and beyond. Stelling’s first feature Mariken van Nieumeghen was in the official competition of the Cannes Film Festival (1975).

CURRENT PROJECTS

The Dance of Natasja

Release: 2018. Status: pre-production. Sort: feature-length film, 90 min. Genre: tragicomedy. Director: Jos Stelling. Screenwriter: Jos Stelling & Bert Rijkelijkhuizen. Producer: Jos Stelling Films. Financers: Dutch Film Fund.

The Dance of Natasja is about the love between the eccentric and unworldly Daantje and the Russian dancer Natasja, who is scarred by life.

The Girl and Death (2012)

Released: 2012. Sort: feature-length film, 127 min. Genre: drama. Director: Jos Stelling. Screenwriters: Bert Rijkelijkhuizen and Jos Stelling. Cast: Sergey Makovetsky, Sylvia Hoeks, Leonid Bichevin, Dieter Hallervorden, Renata Litvinova. Co-producers: TV Indie Film Production (Russia) and AVROTROS (NL). Financers: Netherlands Film Fund, CoBo, MdM, DFFF, Cinema Fund Russia, Media Programme i2i.

A timeless story of love and death. Russian doctor Nicolai returns to the old, abandoned hotel/brothel where he once met the courtesan Elise. His reliving of this intense love story causes past and present to become one. Leitmotifs include Sehnsucht, Chekhov and Pushkin. Won the Golden Calf for Best Film at the Netherlands Film Festival.