A Sea Change / Een idee van de zee

Produced by SIEBER, a film by Nina de Vroome


A Sea Change (Een idee van de zee) takes its audience to the IBIS maritime boarding school in Oostende. In the buildings that look out towards the sea, boys from six to sixteen sleep, eat and play. They learn how to read the sea, sail with a fishing boat and help haul in the catch. While the fishermen are at work, they observe the by-catch and look at the horizon. In the classrooms, the impetuous sea is captured in maps. On sea maps, there are no storms and there is no time.

The sea might seem timeless, but much is changing. The coast is permeated with nostalgia, as if the sea had turned its face to the past. Sooner or later the fishing fleet will disappear, together with many endangered species of fish. The fish auction hall of Oostende is in decay, the harbour coated in rust. Nonetheless, a new colour is appearing from underneath the peeling paint.




14/4/16: Beursschouwburg Brussels, BE
20/4/16 & 21/4/16: Visions du Réel, Nyon, CH, world premiere
28/4/16: KASK Ghent, BE
25/5/16: CC De Grote Post Oostende, BE
18/8/16: Het Bos, Antwerpen, BE
11/9/16: Filmfestival Oostende, BE
5/11/16: cc Casino Koksijde i.s.m. NAVIGO Visserijmuseum, BE
4/12/16: le cercle du Laveu, Luik, BE
11/12/16: Human Rights Film Festival, Zagreb, HR
15/01/17: Sphinx Cinema, Ghent, BE
27/04/17: Cinema City, Nieuwpoort, BE
05/06/17: BOZAR CINEMA, Brussels, BE
Festival International Jean Rouch, Paris, FR - Prix du patrimoine culturel immatériel
24/11/17: Filmer à tout prix, Brussels, BE
18/03/18: Festival International Jean Rouch - Hors les murs, Centre culturel de Rentilly, FR

Een idee van de zee

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DVD - € 12,00
Speeltijd: 61' - Ondertitels: Nederlands, Engels, Frans - Audio: 2.0, 5.1
contact: lottevancraeynest@gmail.com


Producers: Lotte Van Craeynest & Sieber Marly
Directed by: Nina de Vroome
Editing: Nina de Vroome & Sebastien Demeffe
Sound Recording: Ruben Desiere, Liesbeth Beeckman, Hannes Verhoustraete, Yves Sondermeider, Chloë Delanghe, Mathijs Poppe
Sound editing: Sabrina Calmels
Sound mixing: Rémi Gerard
Music: De Beren Gieren

In coproduction with Atelier Graphoui
With the support of Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Beursschouwburg Brussels, Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen

Release: World Première at Visions du Réel, Switzerland (April 2016)