THE TIME FACTORY (WORKING TITLE)
“Generations of people living in the village surrounding an abandoned factory contemplate on the passing of time.”
THE FILM ABOUT MEN
“This is probably the mindfuck of our generation: there could be a girl that fits me better.”
A film about the search for love in the city, zoektocht naar liefde in de stad, anno 2018.
Play is the highest form of research – Albert Einstein
Play, no matter what!
Directed by Kim van Haaster
2014, 54 min.
Ratio 16:9, HD
Romanian & English spoken
Rachitoasa is the hilly hometown of Alexandra and Noni, two Romanian teenagers at the age of fourteen. There is not much else to do in Rachitoasa but to go school, work the land, help out in the household, or hang out on the streets. But one glorious day a bunch of funny looking, foreign people come to live in their village and stay a while. They turn the abandoned, and rundown school building down the road into a colorful place for them to play! Ash and Jolien and the two teenagers become friends and hand-in-hand they play and figure out what they are good at and what is valuable in life. And because play transcends language- and cultural barriers it is universal, and it turns out to be the ultimate learning tool, and the perfect escape from the reality of everyday life in Romania. The documentary “Play no matter what!” shows the joy and happiness of life, how something is made out of nothing, and how great things can be done in a very simple way.
Director & producer Kim van Haaster
Cinematographer Ernst Herstel
Boom operator Dick Fennema
Editor Marijke Noordegraaf
Sound Richard Wilder
Music Jaco Benckhuijsen
Colorist Remi Lindenhovius
Researcher & direction assistant Andreea Dumitriu
To pay for the shoot in Romania I have successfully executed a crowdfunding campaign at Cinecrowd.