30.09. - 09.10.2021

Cornea Germany, Netherlands 2014 | 85 min | OV | Colour | FF 2014

Jochem de Vries

Jochem de Vries (*1979) came to fame through his shorts Gesloten (2002), Villa de Ves (2004) and Missen (2009). Cornea is his debut feature.

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One year ago, Thomas' wife Els left him. On the surface, the 38-year old would appear to have accepted the break-up. The truth however is another matter: every morning, after Els has left the house, Thomas enters secretly, showers, smokes a cigarette in the garden and waters the plants. He sucks up the memories of his old life like an addict. But when he is partly responsible for the death of Els' new partner and his unsuspecting ex-wife turns to him for support, Thomas' precarious arrangement falls apart. He plunges ever deeper into a web of lies and guilt. Cornea is a dense, intense psychodrama.
Original title: Cornea
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language:
Section: Free Port
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Jochem de Vries
Screenplay: Jochem de Vries
Cast: Juda Goslinga, Wendell Jaspers, Rifka Lodeizen
Producer: Michael Eckelt, Dirk Decker; Trent
Director of Photography: Remko Schnorr
Music: Nina Müller & Max Schneider
Production Design: Rosie Stapel
Editor: Manuel Rombley
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Riva Film
World Sales:
Production: Riva Film; NFI Producties
Contact: Trent:


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