EXCLUSIVE: Clip for Retrospekt
by Vassilis Economou
- Dutch director Esther Rots is world-premiering her sophomore feature at the Toronto International Film Festival
Mette (Circé Lethem) is in the final phase of her rehabilitation, when one day Miller pays a visit, trying to get Mette to testify against “Frank”, Miller’s boyfriend, who apparently put Mette in a wheelchair. Mette can’t seem to remember anything. Then, left alone and in a haze of pain, medication and increasing anxiety, Mette has time to reminisce. Retrospect is life’s sense of humour or proof we are all living a fairy tale; it is easy to make sense of “it” all in hindsight, but the chaos of everyday life blurs one’s vision at the time the decisions are made.
This is what Esther Rots portrays in her second feature, Retrospekt [+see also:
film profile], set to world-premiere at the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival, in the Contemporary World Cinema section. The Dutch filmmaker is back after her debut, Can Go Through Skin [+see also:
film profile], screened in the 2009 Berlinale Forum. Retrospekt was produced by the Netherlands’ Rots Filmwerk and Column Film with Belgium’s Serendipity Films, and with the support of the Netherlands Film Fund.
Check out our exclusive clip below:
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