Out of Breath, the many struggles of Maite Hontelé
Director & Screenwriter: Marlou van den Berge. Cast: Maite Hontelé, Juancho Valencia, Sofia Carvalho, Adinda Meertins, Luz Adriana Ramos, Carolina Vieira. Country: CO, NL. Co-producer: NTR. Status: released. Release: 2019. Sort: documentary. Duration: 60 min.
As a child, the Dutch trumpet player Maite Hontelé wanted nothing more than to play salsa. Salsa is in her blood. She has pursued her ambition and is a celebrated musician in Colombia with her salsa music. She has also become a role model for Latin American women who see Maite as an example of a strong independent woman in a male-dominated world. The crowning glory of her work is her latest album Cuba Linda. But while she is making the album of her life, she gets into a struggle with the life she leads.
Living the Light - Robby Müller
Director & Screenwriter: Claire Pijman. Cast: Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch, Lars von Trier, Steve McQueen, Rüdiger Vogler, Frieder Hochheim, Agnès Godard, Jay Rabinowitz, Pim Tjurjerman, Theo Bierkens, Anneclaar Bijleveld, Christopher Porter. Country: NL, US, DE. Co-producer: Chromosom Film (DE), stuchting Docu Shot. Status: released. Release: 2018. Sort: documentary. Duration: 86 min. Distribution/ Sales: Wide House.
With his ground-breaking camerawork, exceptional sense for depth of colour, innovative lighting methods, and his on-going quest for simplicity DoP Robby Müller has inspired generations. For her extraordinary film essay director and DoP Claire Pijman had access to Müller's personal archive: thousands of Hi8 videos, personal pictures, set photo's and Polaroids that he shot throughout his career. The film intertwines these images with excerpts of his oeuvre, creating a fluid and cinematic continuum