Archive of films He / Hij
Netherlands / Serbia
2011, 70 min
Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Thirty-year-old Tony works as a television reporter and has broken up with his partner. While shooting a new story, he encounters a mysterious homeless man who becomes his spiritual guide. The charismatic Amir shows Tony that reality isn’t limited to what happens in our immediate surroundings.
Thirty-year-old Tony works as a television reporter and is breaking up with his partner. His boss sends him to a nearby park to shoot a story about homeless people, but Tony balks at the assignment because his girlfriend used to live nearby and the park was their favorite meeting spot. But this time, instead of meeting her, he encounters a mysterious homeless man named Amir. The charismatic fellow becomes Tony’s spiritual guide; he shows his apprentice the way to once again become master of his own destiny. Tony learns to look at the world through dreams and fantasies that can be just as substantial as reality. Debut director Sasha Matijević puts a light, agile touch on his story of coping with ill-fated love. By means of an uncomplicated style he demonstrates how, even in a difficult situation, one can grasp life in both hands.
About the director
Sasha Matijević (b. 1967, Novi Sad, Serbia) is a film director and producer with MSVisuals, a company based in Amsterdam since 2006. For ten years he worked as a cameraman and a reporter for Dutch television. He has taken part in numerous film and television projects produced at home and abroad. He is his feature debut.
About the film
Color, HD CAM
|Section:||Forum of Independents - Competition|
|Screenplay:||Sasha Matijević, Lodewijk Oudshoorn|
|Dir. of Photography:||Renee van der Sluis|
|Music:||Rob vd Schootbrugge|
|Cast:||Wigger Verschoor, Frans Stam, Ana Morel, Nout Seyffert|
Film Director, Film Director