Dutch filmmaker Jos Stelling to bring his new film to Armenia

PanARMENIAN.Net - The filming of "The Girl and Death" of the Dutch filmmaker Jos Stelling will begin in autumn or winter. The film will be screened in Armenia, Jos Stelling told a news conference on March 25 in Yerevan.



"I do not like to rush at work, the film will be completed in two years. I promise to bring the film in Armenia. The film is about events taking place in the XIX century, the plot of the film is about unattainable love, " Jos Stelling said.

According to the director, the film is a joint effort of four countries: the Netherlands, Russia, Germany and Finland.



Jos Stelling (born 16 July 1945) is a Dutch film director and screenwriter. He has directed 12 films, and is working on his new film (release date early 2011) The Girl and Death, in which Dutch actress Sylvia Hoeks will play the lead role. He made his debut as a film director in 1974 with 'Mariken van Nieumegen'. The film was selected for the official Cannes competition in 1975. No Dutch film has been rewarded with this honour since. With this film, Stellings cinematographic position was set worldwide. Yet Stelling is an autodidact; he didn't study at any film school. In 1981 he founded the 'Dutch Film Days' a festival for Dutch directors to give them the possibility to show their films and to create an informal platform for the filmmakers. He continued to serve as chairman and director until the 1991 edition. After he abdicated the festival was renamed the Dutch Film Festival. Jos Stelling is founder and owner of two arthouse cinemas in Utrecht, Springhaver (since 1978) & Louis Hartlooper Complex (since 2004). Stelling visite Armenia the third time. His first visit was in 2005 when he was included in the "Golden Apricot" festival jury in the category "international feature films". His second visit took place in 2008, when Stelling's film "Darling" was included in the competition program of the festival.
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