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.


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

A Letter to Eternity

A Letter to Eternity is a quest for identity and belonging, addressing our common heritage, as well as our heroic and brutal deeds, envisioning the ‘condition humaine’ in entangled scenarios using both documentary and fictional storytelling, I’m seeking exiles and their eternal quests. Inspired by Greek Tragedy, archeology and the Phoenicians ancient maritime routes, flowing along the vast coastline from the Levant to North-Africa to neighbouring South Europe. With a poets’ glance gazing forward and back in time, where future scenarios could potentially be disclosed, evoked and told by locals living today on the Phoenicians historic route.

The idea and research took shape during my artist-in-residence at Ashkal Alwan, from March 1st – June 1st 2016, in affiliation with the Mondriaan Fund in The Netherlands. The project is currently in its research phase for further development intended to start this forthcoming year.

"A Letter to Eternity", filmstill teaser VSI (2016), by Ilse Frech. Concept for a new film to be developed, currently in research.