Dutch Heroes

Dutch Heroes

  • Netherlands
  • 55
  • STC
  • Paul Cohen

If documentary filmmaking is truth telling at 24 frames per second, sometimes a film can show that truth-telling isn’t so obvious. Take the case of Cees Krijnen’s family, who are the subjects of this insightful film. Cees is a celebrated contemporary artist as a result of his unique art project. Using documents from his parents’ divorce in a gallery setting, his performance piece garnered the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1999. Since then, he and his beloved mother have been feted in galleries from Holland to America. While this stylish duo garners attention in the art press, Cees’ father, an old-fashioned sea captain tries to make sense of what has transpired. Is his truth the right one, even if it isn’t fashionable? Marc Glassman.

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