Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

Disappearance
(Verdwijnen)

 

Year: 2017
Country: NETHERLANDS, NORWAY
Run Time: 92 minutes

Disappearance
Disappearance
Disappearance
Disappearance

There’s frosty tension between photojournalist Roos and her ex-concert pianist mother Louise—and it’s not just because DISAPPEARANCE is set in the snow-blanketed Norwegian mountains. The women are at odds over long-standing disagreements that are always on the precipice of boiling over. Still, Roos tries to make the best of things despite this rocky relationship. She bonds with her 13-year-old half-brother Bengt (an artistic teen who’s fond of experimenting with sound) and reconnects with an old flame to have some illicit fun. Yet DISAPPEARANCE’s hidden fractures can’t help but surface—and come to a painful breaking point—after Roos confesses a wrenching secret she’s been harboring. The news is devastating, although it ultimately gives Louise a chance to give her daughter the kindest gift of all, at least under the circumstances. Nuanced and subtle, DISAPPEARANCE examines the complicated familial bonds we all navigate, while giving viewers plenty of leeway to draw their own conclusions. (In English, Dutch, and Norwegian with subtitles) —A.Z.

CIFF42 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 9:20 PM

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 11:20 AM

  • This Wednesday screening is part of the Taste of the Festival. Click here for info.

Sidebar
Nordic Adventures

Competition
International Narrative Competition

Director

Director
Boudewijn Koole

Boudewijn Koole was born in 1965 in Leiden, Netherlands. He studied industrial design at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. An award-winning filmmaker, Koole began his career as a documentarian before expanding to narrative fiction.

Filmography
Waan (2002), Drawn Out Love (2007), Kauwboy (2012) - CIFF37, Beyond Sleep (2016), DISAPPEARANCE (2017)

Producers
Ineke Kanters, Jan van der Zanden

Screenwriting
Jolein Laarman

Cinematography
Melle van Essen

Editing
Gys Zevenbergen

Principal Cast
Rifka Lodeizen, Elsie de Brauw, Jakob Oftebro, Marcus Hanssen

Print Source
Questions? >

Questions?

Check out our FAQs for answers to common questions about entering the film festival.

Become A CIFF Member >

Become A CIFF Member

We have seven different levels of membership to choose from, so find the one that best fits your film appetite!

Sign up for our email newsletter

go
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram
  • youtube
  • flickr
  • alexa
  • foursquare