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Dutch feature Three Days of Fish selected for Karlovy Vary

The 58th edition of KVIFF will take place from June 28 to July 6

The Dutch feature film Three Days of Fish has been selected for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) and will have its world premiere in the main competition Crystal Globe.

Still: Three Days of Fish - Peter Hoogendoorn

Three Days of Fish** is the second feature film by screenwriter and director Peter Hoogendoorn and is produced by Circe Films in co-production with Kaap Holland and the Belgian production house A Private View.

Peter Hoogendoorn's debut film Between 10 and 12 premiered in 2014 during Venice Days, a parallel section of the Venice Film Festival, and has subsequently been shown at a large number of other festivals, including Rotterdam and Thessaloniki. He won a FIPRESCI Award at the Jerusalem Festival and the Dutch Film Criticism Prize in his own country.

Three Days of Fish is a dryly funny road movie in which we follow a father and son during their annual three-day reunion in Rotterdam.
Gerrie (Ton Kas) lives in the Algarve, but travels annually to Rotterdam for medical checks and to reunite with his only son Dick (Guido Pollemans). In their awkward communication, the two men hunt for each other's affection and Dick thinks this could be his father's last visit.

Three feature films, to which the Amsterdam company BALDR Film is associated as co-producer, have also been selected for Karlovy Vary. The Crystal Globe competition presents the international premiere of Banzo** by Portuguese filmmaker Margarida Cardoso. The world premiere of Stranger by Zhengfan Yang (China) has been included in the Proxima competition for daring works by both young filmmakers and experienced authors. And the Special Screenings program features In the Land of Brothers* by Alireza Ghasemi and Raha Amirfazli (Iran), which won the Best Director prize at Sundance at the beginning of this year.

Find out more about KVIFF here.


*Film is supported by the Netherlands Film Fund
**Film is supported by the Production Incentive