Director: Hanro Smitsman
Netherlands, 2006, 10 min
WINNER: Spirit Award
Cast:Nino Van Der Lee, Camilla Siegertsz, Juda Goslinga, Leon Voorberg, Jelka Van Houten
Crew:Producer: Marc Bary (IJswater Films) - Screenwriter: Hanro Smitsman, Philip Delmaar, Anjet Daanje - Editor: Marc Bechtold - Cinematographer: Joost Rietdijk - Sound: Fons Merkies
Sales:Sydney Neter - SND Films - T: +31-204040707
Contact is a short, tragi-comic thread story about the search for happiness of a boy, his mother, and her lover.
About the director
In 2000, Hanro Smitsman (Breda, 1967) mastered in film directing at the Amsterdam Academy for Film and Television. Since then he has directed various short films that have won acclaim in the Netherlands and abroad. Informed by a socially engaged artistic practice, his award-winning short films Dajo (2004) Engel en Broer (2005) and Raak (2006) have attracted the attention of international critics and helped situate him as one of the most talented filmmakers of his generation.