Perfect Darkness (2016)

written and directed by MAAIKE NEUVILLE

 

with EVA BINON & JORGE JAUREGUI ALLUE

 

inspired by VERKLÄRTE NACHT by RICHARD DEHMEL

producer ANIMAL TANK

 

line producers BRECHT VAN ELSLANDE & VICTORIA TRZECIAK

director of photography GRIMM VANDEKERCKHOVE

sound engineer and editor KWINTEN VAN LAETHEM

music by ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG

editor FAIRUZ

 

festival coordination WOUTER JANSEN (info@someshorts.com)

distribution (BE) DALTON DISTRIBUTION

 

with the support of:

FLANDERS AUDIOVISUAL FUND

TAX SHELTER OF THE BELGIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

FLANDERS FILM FUNDING

EURO CONNECTION

SOME SHORTS

 

 

SCREENINGS:

 

world premiere at the opening night of the International Short Film Festival Leuven (December 2016).

 

Klappei (Antwerpen): February 24

Cinema Zed (Leuven): February 26

KASKcinema (Gent): March 2

Glasgow Short Film Festival: March 17-18

Sehsüchte (Potsdam-Babelsberg) : April 26 - May 1

Brussels Short Film Festival: April 27 - May 7

Vienna Shorts Festival: June 1-6

 

 

Press kit NDL

Press kit ENG

Perfect Darkness (Maaike Neuville, 24', 2016)

 

Maaike Neuville is not only a well-known Flemish actress. A few years ago, she started making films. And this hasn’t gone unnoticed. Her graduate film Sonnet 81 won the Prize for Best Debut at the International Short Film Festival in Leuven 2013. On top of that, Maaike received the acclaimed Wildcard from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund. With the prize money, she is now making her new film, Perfect Darkness...

Gus and his pregnant girlfriend Anna are on holiday. During a nightly walk to the spot near the water, Anna does a confession. Can the couple, amidst the wild nature and under a full moon, overcome the conflict? Will they reach their idyllic spot?

 

Perfect Darkness is a short about the nature of love, filmed in one shot.

 

It is supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund and was presented at Euro Connection 2016 in Clermont-Ferrand.