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MUSSELS IN LOVE

Willemiek Kluijfhout
NL BE 2012    58' 73'
⚬ Food ⚬ Green ⚬ Science & Technology 

Synopsis

The ultimate film about the life and food of this popular shellfish. Much more than just a starter, their glue is also used by gynecologists to save unborn babies. Experience the full spectrum of mussels through the eyes of passionate enthusiasts. Shot on 35mm, spiced with underwater images by marine biologist Jean Painlevé.

Credits

Director

Willemiek Kluijfhout

Producer

Reinette Van de Stadt

Production Company

Trueworks

Cinematography

Remko Schnorr

Editors

Dieter Diependaele, Govert Janse

Music

Tuur Florizoone

Festivals

CPH:DOX 2012

IDFA 2012

Full Frame 2013

Berlinale 2013

Wisconsin FF 2013

Jeonju IFF 2013

Seattle IFF 2013

Helsinki IFF 2013

Film Details

Runtime 58' 73'
Spoken Languages Dutch
Production Countries Netherlands, Belgium
Original Format 35mm

Biography

MUSSELS IN LOVE is Willemiek Kluijfhout’s (1971) first feature-length film. A Philosophy graduate of the University of Amsterdam and of the Dutch Film & Television School in documentary filmmaking, Willemiek has directed several highly acclaimed documentaries and award winning fiction-shorts that have been shown on television and at several international film festivals, such as BALL POSSESSION which won two nominations at the New York City Short Film Festival.

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