Edition 20: 6-14 August, 2021

Balkan Dox

Feast

Netherlands
2021 — 83 min / Colour

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Synopsis

Based on the infamous Groningen HIV case, in which three men drugged other men and infected them with their own HIV-infected blood, Feast is a bold and provocative film that skillfully reflects the questions of life, death and morality that have emerged from one of the most disquieting stories in contemporary Dutch life. Unfolding over seven individual vignettes, each directed by Tim Leyendekker but shot in collaboration with a diverse range of cinematographers, Feast blends reportage and surrealism, disbelief and empathy to unpack the repercussions and reverberations of a singularly shocking series of events.

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Directors' Biography

Tim Leyendekker (1973, the Netherlands) is an artist based between Rotterdam and Strasbourg. He received an MFA from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. His films contain a palpable trace of its creation process, engaging the viewer to critically relate to the construction of the work itself. His work has been shown in several major galleries and festivals around the world such as IFFR, the Power Plant (Toronto), EMAF (Osnabrück), Centre Pompidou (Paris) and Loop Barcelona. His most recent film Blinder was nominated for a Tiger Shorts award in Rotterdam and was awarded the main prize at the inaugural edition of Moscow International Experimental Film Festival. Leyendekker also works as a producer for other artists’ work and as an independent film programmer, curating a monthly program at WORM (Rotterdam), and other venues.

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Director

Tim Leyendekker

Producer

Tim Leyendekker

Koert Davidse

Marc Thelosen

Cinematography

Benito Strangio

Adri Schrover

Reinier van Brummelen

Boris van Hoof

Aafke Beernink

Editing

Tim Leyendekker

Matte Mourik

Sound

Hugo Dijkstal

Screenings & Awards

IFFR Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2021

Cinéma du Réel, France, 2021
Loridan-Ivens / CNAP Award