The screening is part of Rooftop Films’ ‘Rooftop Shots’ (Closing Night) where the festival concludes their 19th year with stunning short films about saying goodbye. Other shorts screened are: Kukka & Hauta (Tomi Malkki); Sleeping Giant (Andrew Cividino); Sleepers’ Beat (Anastasia Kirillova); We Will Stay In Touch About It (Jan Zabeil); Last Base (Aslak Danbolt); Le Mal du Citron (Jeremy Rosenstein & Kaspar Schiltknecht); Blobby (Laura Stewart).
About the Film
Adrenaline and testosterone are tearing though Gijs’s veins and he can’t control his temper. He seeks help, yet not wholeheartedly. Dutch talent Peijnenburg compares his protagonist to a fighting dog using gritty video of dog fights. Rough and unstoppable, yet vulnerable.
About the Director
Mees Peijnenburg (1989) is a native from Amsterdam. In 2013 he graduated from the Netherlands Film Academy. His critically acclaimed graduation film, Cowboys Janken Ook, premiered at Berlinale Generations 2014 and was selected at SXSW the same year. His creative style experiments different narrative forms, in which his distinct visual style is constant.
About Rooftop Films
Rooftop Films is a New York based non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists.