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CIFF46: PSQ March 30 – April 9, 2022 | Streams April 10 – April 17, 2022

The Columnist
(De Kuthoer)

Year: 2019
Country: NETHERLANDS
Run Time: 86 minutes

The Columnist
The Columnist
The Columnist
The Columnist

Freedom of speech does not mean freedom from consequences. Disgruntled columnist Femke Boot (Westworld’s Katja Herbers) makes that abundantly clear in this satirical revenge comedy about the pitfalls of social media obsession. Femke is plagued day and night with death threats and vitriol from internet trolls. It doesn’t matter if the topic of her article is racial sensitivity or soft-boiled eggs; the comments come in droves, and she’ll obsess over every one to avoid her looming book deadlines. It’s not until the man next door joins in on the digital harassment that Femke’s brimming rage turns to action, pushing her neighbor to his death with startling indifference. The subsequent high is so thrilling, she won’t be abandoning her grisly new hobby anytime soon. Equipped with hate in her heart and a bag full of gardening tools, Femke throws morals and caution to the wind in her bloody quest to give online bullies what they deserve. Gleefully unhinged, THE COLUMNIST is a pitch-black reminder of the internet’s number one rule: never read the comments.
(In Dutch with subtitles) — D.O.

CIFF45 Screenings

On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Sidebars
After Hours
Women of the World

Competition
International Narrative Competition

Director
Ivo van Aart

Producers
Sabine Brian, Ronald Versteeg, Kaja Wolffers

Screenwriting
Daan Windhorst

Cinematography
Martijn Cousijn

Editing
Imre Reutelingsperger, Yamal Stitou

Principal Cast
Katja Herbers, Genio de Groot, Rein Hofman, Bram van der Kelen

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Film Sponsor

Friends of Patrick McFadden

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