MY REMBRANDT – New Dutch Documentary Opening at Film Forum’s Virtual Cinema
MY REMBRANDT, a fascinating glimpse inside the world of the Old Masters, offering a mosaic of gripping stories, has opened on January 6th in Film Forum New York’s Virtual Cinema.
Furthermore a Q&A session has been set up by the distributor in collaboration with the The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to discuss Rembrandts and collecting:
Sunday, January 17 at 3:00 PM EST
Live Virtual Q&A with Oeke Hoogendijk, Filmmaker of MY REMBRANDT, Moderated by Adam Eaker of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, more info and registration details can be found here.
MY REMBRANDT is set in the world of the Old Masters and offers a mosaic of gripping stories in which unrestrained passion for Rembrandt’s paintings leads to dramatic developments and unexpected plot turns. While art collectors such as Eijk and Rose-Marie De Mol van Otterloo, the American Thomas Kaplan and the Scottish Duke of Buccleuch show us their special
connection with ‘their’ Rembrandt, French baron Eric de Rothschild puts two Rembrandts up for sale, triggering a hard political battle between the Rijksmuseum and the Louvre.
The film also follows aristocratic Dutch art dealer Jan Six as he seems to be on the trail of not just one but two ‘new’ Rembrandt paintings. This nerve-wracking journey of discovery seems to be the realization of his biggest boyhood dream. But when he is accused of having violated an agreement with another art dealer, his world looks about to collapse.
The film MY REMBRANDT allows us a fascinating insight into what makes the work of this Dutch master painter so special and why his work touches so deeply. Following the success of her award-winning documentary THE NEW RIJKSMUSEUM (2014)
film director Oeke Hoogendijk has once again taken on a great subject to tell us a captivating tale of art and art lovers.
Oeke Hoogendijk (1961) is an internationally acclaimed documentary maker. She studied stage direction at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht (1990) and made her debut with her film documentary The Saved (1998), which won the Dutch Academy Award “Het Gouden Beeld” of 1998 and the Comenius Award in Vienna (1999). Her second film, The Holocaust Experience
(2002), had its premiere during IDFA 2002 and was selected for several festivals in Europe and the US.
Over a period of ten years Hoogendijk followed the large-scale renovation and reorganization of the world-famous Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. She turned this material into a four-episode television series (episode 1&2 in 2008 and episode 3&4 in 2013) and a long film for the big screen (2014). For this film she received a large number of prizes in the Netherlands and abroad, including the Golden Calf at the Netherlands Film Festival, the Prix D’Italia and Best Dutch Documentary at IDFA 2014.
Hoogendijk specializes in documentaries about art. They are often long-running projects with a cinematographic approach that involves capturing the content as much as possible in scenes. At present Hoogendijk is working on the full-length documentary Licht [Light] (Witfilm) about the unique Holland Festival Production during which this megalomaniac opera cycle by
Stockhausen was performed under the baton of Pierre Audi; De Schatten van de Krim [The treasures of the Crimea] (Zeppers film) about how a centuries-old museum collection of artefacts from long lost civilizations became a focal point in one of the world’s major political controversies today; and Operatie Nachtwacht [Operation Night Watch] (Discours Film) about the large-scale restoration of The Night Watch.
Written and directed by Oeke Hoogendijk
Editing Gys Zevenbergen
Co-editor Boudewijn Koole
Cinematography Sander Snoep NSC
Gregor Meerman NSC
Sound Mark Wessner
Music Alex Simu &
Grading Bart Verraest
Delegate Producer Ilja Roomans
Produced By Oeke Hoogendijk &
Frank van de Engel
A Discours Film Production
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