A PLACE OF OUR OWN

A Place of Our Own

DIRECTED BY MAX BLOMAARD

Drama

Netherlands

21′

2023

SYNOPSYS

 

PERCY AND OTIS ROAM AROUND BELGIUM TOGETHER BUT BOTH FOR ANOTHER REASON. PERCY, FORCED INTO HOMELESSNESS, AND OTIS, IN RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF FREEDOM. HOWEVER, WHEN OTIS PLACES A CRYPTIC LATE-NIGHT PHONE CALL, PERCY’S UNWAVERING TRUST BEGINS TO CRUMBLE, SETTING IN MOTION A JOURNEY OF DOUBT, REVELATION, AND THE ELUSIVE QUEST FOR A SHARED UNDERSTANDING.
DIRECTED BY MAX BLOMAARD PRODUCED BY LAURENS VAN HERK CINEMATOGRAPHER LUKAS GEVAERT EDITOR ISIDOR ILIC WITH JOHN NIYIBIZI KAZANGA JONATHAN LINGA AND GOELE DERICK SOUND DAVID COEHORST AND ANDRÈS ARACENA

SELECTIONS AND AWARDS

26. Shanghai International Film Festival
WORLD PREMIERE
2024

MAX BLOMAARD

BIO

 

AFTER TELLING STORIES THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY FOR YEARS MAX BLOMAARD SHIFTED HIS CREATIVE FOCUS TO THE WORLD OF CINEMA. HE RECENTLY GRADUATED AS A FILM DIRECTOR FROM THE ROYAL INSTITUTE FOR THEATER CINEMA AND SOUND IN BRUSSELS. ALTHOUGH ORIGINALLY HAILING FROM AMSTERDAM, HE SOUGHT TO ABSORB AS MUCH KNOWLEDGE AS POSSIBLE FROM THE NOW THRIVING BELGIAN FILM SCENE. MAX’S JOURNEY INTO FILMMAKING IS EPITOMIZED BY HIS GRADUATION PROJECT, ‘A PLACE OF OUR OWN.’ THIS FILM SERVES AS A QUINTESSENTIAL REPRESENTATION OF HIS ARTISTIC VISION: SMALL FILMS ABOUT HUMANE THEMES, TOLD IN A SUBTLE AND MINIMALISTIC WAY BUT WITH A LOT OF ATMOSPHERE.
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