Cleveland International Film Festival } March 27 – April 7, 2019 } Tower City Cinemas

Quality Time

 

Year: 2017
Country: NETHERLANDS, NORWAY
Run Time: 85 minutes

Quality Time
Quality Time
Quality Time
Quality Time

Dutch director Daan Bakker makes his feature debut with a doozy of a movie consisting of five separate tales of 30-something-year-old men wading through the waters of insecurity and ineptitude. The first part of QUALITY TIME is the story of Koen and his disinterest in chugging ham and milk at a family gathering—which he does at his family’s urging, only to become sick. Next is Stefaan, who has moved back home with his parents and visits locations from his life so he can take photos of these monumental sites. Kjell travels back in time to try and fix his insecurities with a rather brilliant plan involving a medieval fantasy tour. QUALITY TIME ends with a quick tour of an alien abduction before moving to the final and longest of the tales when we watch Jef work rather hard and incompetently to impress his girlfriend’s family. Bakker has mastered inventive storytelling, with each of the stories utilizing different mechanics and form. And even as the characters are searching for charm, QUALITY TIME is all charm and more. (In Dutch and Norwegian with subtitles) —T.W.

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Sidebar
World Tour

Competition
New Direction Competition

Director

Director
Daan Bakker

Daan Bakker was born in Harderwijk, Netherlands in 1979. He has studied film, television, and theater, and he has worked as a story editor, writer, and filmmaker. He graduated from the Netherlands Film and Television Academy.

Filmography
QUALITY TIME (2017)

Producers
Sander van Meurs, Iris Otten, Pieter Kuijpers

Screenwriting
Daan Bakker

Cinematography
Robbie van Brussel

Editing
Sander Vos

Principal Cast
NoŽl Keulen, Fred Goessens, Giulio D'Anna, Bert Bunschoten, Ria Marks, Thomas Aske Berg, Tomas Alf Larsen, Steve Aernouts, Laura Mentink, Anneke Blok

Print Source

This film is presented with the generous support of JAMES ANDERSON and DAVID WITTKOWSKY.

This film is presented with the generous support of MIKE FLUELLEN.

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