Klaartje Quirijns’s documentary Anton Corbijn Inside Out has been selected for the 62nd edition of the Berlinale International Film Festival (9 – 19 Febr). The Documentary will screen in the ‘Berlin Special’ section of the fest which also hosts films by Werner Herzog and Kevin Macdonald. Flemish co-producer of the documentary is Brussels-based production outfit Savage Film which recently scored an Oscar Nomination for Michaël R. Roskam's feature debut Bullhead.

Klaartje Quirijns's Anton Corbijn Inside OutAnother Flemish co-production in Berlin is Nicole Van Kilsdonk's Taking Chances, which has been selected for Generation Kplus. Meanwhile Laura Zuallaert's short film Asparragos was picked for the Culinary Cinema section of the fest. The Berlinale screening of Anton Corbijn Inside Out on 17 February will also be the film’s World Premiere. Quirijns states that ‘she always tries to make films about people. Anton is a photographer, but I’ve approached him just as I would one of my characters, be it a weapons dealer, someone who wants to get dictators before a court or someone vying for peace. They are all people fighting a battle, with others, with a political system or as with Anton, with himself.’

Anton Corbijn Inside Out is an intimate and revelatory portrait of an influential artist. The documentary is the product of more than two years filming by director Klaartje Quirijns, whose close personal relationship with Anton allowed her unprecedented access to both the man and his work.

Anton Corbijn Inside Out is produced by Gertjan Langeland & Sander Verdonk for Dutch production house Lev Pictures. Flemish co-producer is Bart Van Langendonck for Savage Film (Empire of Dust, Walking Back to Happiness) which has a favourable history with Berlin, kicking off the international carreer of their 2011 success title Bullhead at last year's Berlinale. The film is set for release in the Netherlands on 22 March. The doc was made with the support of a.o. the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF).

Published on Monday 23 January 2012

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