Studio Nieuwe Gronden, nowadays known as SNG Film, was founded in 1979 out of the legendary film collective Amsterdams Stadjournaal (ASJ). SNG Film still seeks to produce distinctive documentaries and feature films (and everything in between). What is important is the involvement of the filmmaker. SNG Film likes to work with young talent, but does not limit itself to that. Moreover, it is not only about the urgency in which somebody wants to tell something, but primarily the form chosen to do so. International co-productions can be a means to initiating exceptional, artistic films.
Director: Bénédicte Liénard & Mary Jiménez. Screenwriter: Bénédicte Liénard & Mary Jiménez. Cast: Saor Sax. Country: NL/BE/FR. Producer: Clin d’Oeil (BE). Co-producers: SNG Film (NL), Tu va voir (FR). Status: in production. Release: 2023. Sort: feature. Duration: 100 min. Genre: hybrid drama. Distribution: MOOOV Film Distribution NL. Sales: PLUTO FILM Distribution Network GmbH.
In the heart of the Amazon, SAOR, a young androgynous artist, buries his former mistress Valentina in her native village. Meeting her former friends, Saor plunges into the memories of the dirty war and the homophobia of the terrorist movements. With horror he understands how his beloved was victim and executioner at the same time.
Director & Screenwriter: Janis Rafa. Cast: Penelope Tsilika, Dimitris Lalos. Country: NL. Co-producer: Heretic (GR). Status: premiere at IFFR 2020, selected for Tiger Competition. Release: September 2020. Sort: feature-length fiction. Duration: 92 min. Genre: experimental road movie, art film. Distribution NL: Gusto Entertainment. Sales: Heretic Outreach.
At the margins of a city somewhere in the south of Europe, a young couple start their day with their job routine: collecting deceased pets from homes and taking them to a pet crematorium. Outside of their job’s constraints, they also collect and cremate roadkill found during their drives. In this desolate environment, the couples’ stoic perseverance creates a space through which their love grows until the moment they have a car accident and cause a roadkill themselves...