Family Affair Films is an Amsterdam based film production company specialized in contemporary fiction of high artistic quality with strong author driven visions. Their credits include Three Minutes - A Lengthening (Venice & Toronto 2021), Bloody Marie (IFFR 2019), Light as Feathers (Toronto 2018) and Beyond Words (San Sebastian & Toronto 2017). Documentary Occupied City by Steve McQueen is in production. Bianca Stigter's documentary Three Minutes - A Lengthening, Sia Hermanides' debut feature White Berry and Urszula Antoniak’s 6th feature Splendid Isolation will be released in 2022.
Director & screenwriter: Urszula Antoniak. Cast: Anneke Sluiters, Khadija El Kharraz Alami, Abke Haring. Country: NL. Status: completed. Release: 2022. Sort: Feature-length film. Duration: 83 min. Genre: Drama. Distribution: September Film.
Two women hope to find splendid isolation on a lonely island. Death follows them there.
Three Minutes - A Lengthening
Director & Screenwriter: Bianca Stigter. Voice-over: Helena Bonham Carter. Country: NL/UK. Co-producer: Lammas Park, Steve McQueen (UK). Status: completed. Release: 2022. Sort: Documentary. Duration: 68 min. Distribution: Cinema Delicatessen. World sales: Autlook.
Three Minutes. A Lengthening examines a home movie shot in 1938 in a Jewish town in Poland and delays its ending. An essay about film, history and memory.
Director: Sia Hermanides. Screenwriter: Ilse Ott & Sia Hermanides. Cast: Latifa Mwazi. Country: NL. Co-producer: NTR (NL). Status: Post-production. Release: 2022. Sort: Feature. Duration: TBD. Genre: Drama. Distribution/Sales: Gusto Entertainment.
Grace (17), an Afro-Dutch girl with albinism, feels excluded due to her light skin and poor eyesight. Besides, she has to face the towering expectations of her emotionally distant mother and overprotective brother. When she meets the confident dancer Kia and her entourage, Grace finds an outlet in the Rotterdam Afro Dance scene. Moreover, the Rwanda-born Kia inspires Grace to embrace her African identity. But just how far is Grace willing to go to fit in?