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The Last Days of Emma Blank – Alex van Warmerdam

Video - Venice Film Festival 2009, Venice Days

Alex van Warmerdam, director of The Last Days of Emma Blank Europa Cinemas Label at Venice 2009

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Cineuropa met up with Dutch director Alex van Warmerdam, whose Dutch/Belgian feature The Last Days of Emma Blank [+see also:
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was awarded the Europa Cinemas Label at the Venice Film Festival.
Written by the director, The Last Days of Emma Blank tells the story of an old lady dying of cancer. Emma Blank suddenly turns into a small dictator towards her servants, who one day decide to revolt against her.
Van Warmerdam explains the film’s most important topics, including its soundtrack, and describes himself as “a kind of musician”.

Watch the other interviews from Venice 2009:

Sherry Hormann, director of Desert Flower.
Fatih Akin, director of Soul Kitchen.
Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher, directors of La Horde.
Daniel Sánchez-Arévalo, director of Gordos.
Daniel Monzón, director of Celda 211.
Erik Gandini, director of Videocracy.
Claude and Nathan Miller, directors of Je Suis Heureux Que Ma Mère Soit Vivante.
Jorge Navas, director of La Sangre y la Lluvia.
Léa Fehner, director of Qu’un seul tienne et les autres suivront.
Sterlin Harjo, director of Barking Water.
Merzak Allouache, director of Harragas.
Mario Canale y Annarosa Morri, directors of Vittorio D..
Signe Baumane, director of Teat Beat of Sex.
Stefano Consiglio, director of L'amore e basta.
Marina Spada, director of Poesia che mi guardi.
Goran Paskaljevic, director of Honey Moons.
Paola Sangiovanni, director of Ragazze - La vita trema.
Israel Adrián Caetano, director of Francia.
Jesper Ganslandt, director of Apan.
Valerio Jalongo, director of Di Me Cosa Ne Sai.

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