|Hanneke Niens, Hans de Wolf & Marten van Warmerdam|
|Van Diemenstraat 332 | 1013 CR Amsterdam|
Producers Hanneke Niens and Hans de Wolf have built an extensive network of co-producers, funds and financiers, and (co-)produced numerous features, tv series, shorts and documentaries. Vital to their approach is the close collaboration with writers and directors to develop intelligent, character-driven audience favourites (Soof 1 and Soof 2 €14 million box office The Netherlands, Ventoux) and accessible art-house films (Nena - Berlinale Generation Plus 2015, Beyond Sleep - opening film IFFR 2016, The Idol - TIFF 2016, Oscar representative for Palestine 2016).
The producers won national- and international awards with their films, including an Oscar® nomination for Twin Sisters, an Emmy and three times the Prix Europa: Selection of Awards. Their films screen in official competition in a.o. Berlin, Locarno, Rotterdam, Toronto and San Sebastian.
At this year’s IFFR Craving celebrates its world premiere in the Limelight Programme and The Reports on Sarah and Saleem in Tiger Competition.
The Beast in the Jungle
Director: Clara van Gool (Emmy Award of Performing Arts for Enter Achilles). Screenwriter: Clara van Gool and Glyn Maxwell. Co-producer: Amour Fou Luxembourg. Status: In production in Luxembourg, France, Sicily and London. Sort: Feature length film. Duration: 90 minutes. Genre: Drama. Financers: Netherlands Film Fund, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, Luxembourg Film Fund, Eurimages and the British Film Institute. Distributor Benelux: September Film. Sales Agent: Picture Tree International.
Based on the novella The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James (1903) this film depicts the miraculous love story of John Marcher and May Bartram. Their duet around an ominous secret is captured in a style both physical and poetic. Set in the remote English countryside mansion Weatherend, the story stretches over a century, spiraling from the Jamesian late 19th century to the global present.
Still Photographer: Ricardo Vaz Palma
The Reports on Sarah and Saleem
Director: Muayad Alayan. Screenwriter: Rami Alayan. Cast: Adeeb Safadi, Sivane Kretchner, Ishai Golan, Maisa Abd Elhadi.
Country: PS/NL/DE/MX. Co-producer: PalCine Productions (PS), Manderley Films (DE) Monofilms (MX). Status: World Premiere at IFFR 2018 in Tiger Competition. Sort: feature. Duration: 127 min. Genre: (political) drama.
The affair of a Palestinian man and an Israeli woman in Jerusalem takes a dangerous political turn leaving them and their partners to deal with more than their broken marriages.