PREMIERE Sweet Terror of Memory – ΨΙΘΥΡΟΙ at NFF 2018

It is with great honour to announce the premiere of my first short film produced, written & directed, Sweet Terror of Memory – ΨΙΘΥΡΟΙ, officially selected by the Nederlands Film Festival 2018.

The film premiered September 29th 2018 at Pathé Rembrandt 3, in Utrecht.

Kamka Tocinovski, Silvina Buchbauer and Nikolina Kujaca are the film’s protagonists, entirely narrated – in English and Greek for the greater part, by Tiffany-Jane Madden and Amalia Charikiopoulou. Music by Florencia di Concilio, Sound Design by Peter Flamman. Post-production by Rafaël Croonen. Coinciding with this premiere, I’m very proud to release the beautiful filmposter (with flipside): Graphic Design by Rob van Leijsen.

Programmed as prefilm October 4th , followed by “Liefde is Aardappelen” (2017) from Dutch filmmaker Aliona van der Horst, at the Louis Hartlooper Complex 3, scheduled 4pm. Order your ticket at the NFF website. The Festival takes place from September 27th until October 5th in Utrecht, hope to meet you there. Stay tuned for all upcoming news on the announcentment page or via social media.

Latest update: Sweet Terror of Memory – ΨΙΘΥΡΟΙ, is selected for the Media Library 2019 | Visions du Reel Festival International de cinéma Nyon, Switzerland, running from April 5th-13th/2019. The film is on sale for accredited industry professionals, visiting Visions du Reel. Acces online for three more months: Media Library of Visions du Reel

"Sweet Terror of Memory – ΨΙΘΥΡΟΙ" © Ilse Frech 2018. Graphic Design by Rob van Leijsen.

A Letter to Eternity

A Letter to Eternity 

Today’s refugees are the new settlers: Carriers of Hope. Along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and its hinterlands of the surrounding nation states, following the Phoenicians historic maritime route, an entangling ‘Odyssean’ gaze creates yet another tale of the ‘condition humaine’. The film, of which its first episode, “One”, A Letter to Eternity, shall become a spatial installation and film sculpture, displaying a human chain of people, over generations, in embrace – Pietà alike. A ‘living’ sculpture, where habitants of the Mediterranean co-create a lasting imprint, ‘a vivid blueprint’, for eternity.

"A Letter to Eternity - A prelude" (filmstill, 2016) by Ilse Frech.