Drømmeland, Joost van der Wiel, The Netherlands, 2019, 73’
Documentary, o.v. Norwegian, Italian subtitiles

October 4, 2019, 7 Pm, Cinema Odeon


The 60-year-old Nils has turned his back on society and has taken his refuge in a small wooden cabin in the mountains of Norway, where he lives with his horse. Despite his attempt to distance himself from the world, Nils brought his cellphone and is confronted with his urge to have contact with others. This documentary describes and observes how Nils is trying to find the balance between being in touch with nature, himself and his family.

Director’s bio-filmography
Joost van der Wiel (1983) graduated in Audiovisual design in 2006 with the Sint Lucas Graduation award. He continued to study Audiovisual design at the Willem de Kooning academy in Rotterdam. In 2010 he won the Dutch Film Fund Documentary Wildcard, the WDKA Drempel award and the Maaskant award. The Shepherd (2016), a documentary about a 91 year-old general practitioner, won the Best Short Film prize at WTFF2.


Direction and Screenplay Joost van der Wiel

Producer Wout Conijn

Cinematography Rogier Timmermans, Joost van der Wiel

Sound Paul Gies

Sound recording Bram Boers

Editing Herman P Koerts, Tom Denoyette

Music Tobias Borkert

Executive Producer Constant van Panhuys

Production Conijn Film

Distribution Some Shorts

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