:Ne me Quitte Pas

Screening Schedule

16.08, 22:00, KINO KALAJA

24.08, 18:00, KINO KLUBI

Ne me Quitte Pas

The Netherlands/Belgium, 2012, Colour, 107 min

Ne me quitte pas is a tragicomic ode to failure. Set in a village on the edge of Belgium, Bob (Flemish) and Marcel (Walloon) share their solitude, sense of humor and craving for alcohol. Bob is a retired cowboy who loves his freedom and the forest, while Marcel is trying to hold on to the family he is about to lose. Time passes slowly in the Wallonian countryside. Fortunately, there’s wood to be chopped, sticky flypaper to be hung and there are the occasional trips to the dentist. The remaining time is killed with drinking. They have agreed that suicide is the best way out if worse comes to worst. In that case, they have chosen the perfect spot to do so: under Bob’s tree of life.

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Filmmaker Sabine Lubbe Bakker was born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium, studying in The Netherlands and Brazil. Her credits include the award-winning documentary, Shout (2010), Power to the People (2012), and Hotel Europe (2013).

Niels van Koevorden spent his childhood in Belgium and studied at the Dutch Film Academy in Amsterdam. His senior film, Lukomir – Six Months Off (2010), was rewarded with the VPRO documentary award for best graduation documentary; his second short documentary, By Her Side, won several awards as well. Ne Me Quitte Pas, is his first feature-length film.
IDFA 2013. Tribeca 2014. Hot Docs 2014. Zagrebdox 2014.

Pieter van Huystee Film
Watse Eisma
Amsterdam, 1015NA

Screening Schedule

16.08, 22:00, KINO KALAJA

24.08, 18:00, KINO KLUBI


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Sabine Lubbe Bakker, Niels van Koevorden


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Niels van Koevorden


Sabine Lubbe Bakker


Sabine Lubbe Bakker, Niels van Koevorden


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