Retrospekt

Directed by Esther Rots
2018
The Netherlands, Belgium
102 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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Dutch director Esther Rots’ riveting drama about domestic violence, trauma and memory is part psychological thriller, part experiment.

Stars Circé Lethem and Lien Wildemeersch are electrifying as a caregiver and her charge, an unstable survivor of abuse, who develop an unhealthy co-dependency. This tragic but enigmatic story, told over multiple fragmentary timelines, is as riveting as it is unsettling.

In Conversation: Europe! Voices of Women in Film features Esther Rots

'Retrospekt' is a challenging film that refuses to take the easy way out...and its adamant rejection of cliché and stereotype in favour of exploring contradictions and complexities make it challenging yet important viewing experience.
Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, AWFJ Women on Film

Special Guest

Esther Rots
Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Esther Rots’ work revolves mostly around the tricks of the mind and the intense difference between knowing and feeling. Her first feature Can Go Through Skin won many awards, including a FIPRESCI prize.

Tickets

Thu 6 June
8:35pm
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 1
Past Event Cancel
Sat 8 June
6:35pm
Event Cinemas George St 9
Past Event Cancel
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Program Strand
Europe! Voices of Women in Film, Festival Guests
Year
2018
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
The Netherlands, Belgium
Language
In Dutch and French with English subtitles
Director
Esther Rots
Producer
Esther Rots, Hugo Rots, Gijs van de Westelaken, Chantal van der Horst, Ellen De Waele
Cast
Circé Lethem, Lien Wildemeersch, Martijn van der Veen
Screenwriter
Esther Rots
Cinematographer
Lennert Hillege
Editor
Esther Rots
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Women Directors, Gender & Sexuality, Cinephile, Experimental, Focus on Women, Off-Beat
Company Credits
World Sales: Some Shorts
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