Jochem de Vries

Aziza feels lost as she does not seem to find a person to confide in, when struggling with a personal issue. Her protective brother suspects that she is hiding something. But is her brother really as unforgiving as he's pretending to be?

Official Selection Ecu
Mena Short Film Festival The Hague 2018
Best Director
Eindhovens Film Festival 2017
Nomination Soufiane Moussouli best actor
Nomination Jina Sumedi best music

Language: Dutch, Arabic
Year: 2017
Runtime: 14 min
Director: Jochem de Vries
Writing: Jochem de Vries
Director of Photography: Stephan Polman
Production Design: Marieke van den Bosch
Producer: Petra Keijser
Stars: Nora El Koussour, Soufiane Moussouli, Hadda Diekman, Amin Hagouchi, Aya El Bouazatti, Anouar Ennali, Hein van der Heijden

War Save Me
Jelmer Wristers

WAR SAVE ME gives us a raw, both alienating and poetic insight into the thoughts of P, a restless homeless man. As he roams the city in search of ways to function, he starts to long for the clarity and clean purpose of war.

A war rages inside the head of P., a homeless drifter who only finds peace in his fantasy.

Portraits of homeless people are plentiful. But what does their inner world look like? This feature film grants us a raw, cinematic glimpse into P.’s twisted thoughts. His restless wanderings through the city and the hustle and bustle of the night shelter make him long for the clarity and purpose of war. Because in real life, boredom and tension always go hand in hand. No clichés or imperative storyline, but a gritty slice of lifeexposing inconvenient and invisible aspects of our society.

Official selection short film NFF 2020
Language: Dutch
Year: 2019
Runtime: 40 min
Director: Jelmer Wristers
Director of Photography: Jelle Dijkstra
Production Design: Marieke van den Bosch
Production Company: Rots Filmwerk
Producer: Esther Rots
Line Producer: Merel Blom
Stars: Aminata Demba, Sergio Hasselbaink, Krisjan Schellingerhout