ROTS FILMWERK

“Our films balance between experimental and narrative”

Rots Filmwerk was established by siblings Esther and Hugo Rots, to produce bold and outspoken films made by artists. This partnership resulted in awardwinning films, two of which were nominated for a Palme d’Or at Cannes, others premiered at the Berlinale and Toronto, participated at Venice and won many awards including a Fipresci, the Ingmar Bergman award and Best Dutch Film. Dan Geesin joined forces in 2012 as a creative producer. Rots Filmwerk is currently working a.o. on the post-production of ‘War Save Me’ by Wildcard winner Jelmer Wristers and is shooting ‘Your Beautiful Rubber Brain’ for the Dutch public broadcaster NTR.

AWARDS AND FESTIVALS

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Proud participator of the Venice Biennale College Cinema VR and
the Venice Biennale Gap Financing Market.

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REVIEWS

VARIETY – Rots’ intelligent, ferociously empathetic but deeply unsentimental portrait. A psychologically rich profile ( … ) A fascinating experience of cinematic dysphasia.
HIGH ON FILM – Retrospekt is a pulsating time ticking bomb, brewing with mystery and anxiety waiting to take you off guard. It’s baffling and equally thrilling.
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – ‘Can go through skin’ (…) an often striking film, on both the visual and aural levels.
SIGHT AND SOUND – Dutch director Esther Rots’ film is a real discovery: a fragmentary, expressionist take on one woman’s experience, with a striking performance from Rifka Lodeizen.”

contact

petersburg

visiting address:
Frans de Wollantstraat 30
1018 SC Amsterdam
The Netherlands

postal address:
Volkerakstraat 3-2
1078 XM Amsterdam
The Netherlands

email:

info@rotsfilmwerk.nl

how to get there:
public transport:
-from Central Station: tram 26 IJburg, stop ‘Rietlandpark’
-from Leidseplein: tram 10 Azartplein, stop ‘1e Leeghwaterstraat’

car:
Ring A10, exit S114, follow signs ‘Centrum’. At the end of the Piet Heijn Tunnel go left, followed by an immediate right under the railway. Et viola, you’ve found the Frans de Wollantstraat. You can park your car at the end of this street, just follow the curve, cross the tramrails, on to the Parool parking lot.

 

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