Volya Films

Denis Vaslin & Fleur Knopperts
Graaf Florisstraat 110 A | 3021 CM Rotterdam
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Volya Films produces author films, fiction and documentary, mainly in the form of international co-productions. Recent films include A Land Imagined (Yeo Siew Hua; Locarno 2018 – Golden Leopard), Centaur (Aktan Arym Kubat; Berlinale 2017 - CICAE Award), Waiting for Giraffes (Marco de Stefanis; IDFA 2016), The Grown-Ups (Maite Alberdi; IDFA 2016), Problemski Hotel (Manu Riche; IFFR 2016) Big Father, Small Father & Other Stories (Di Phan Dang; world premiere Berlinale Official Competition 2015), Kurai Kurai - Tales on the Wind (Marjoleine Boonstra; Competition Dutch Film Festival 2014).


A Land Imagined
Director & Screenwriter: Yeo Siew Hua. Cast: Peter YU (Lok), LIU Xiaoyi (Wang), Luna KWOK (Mindy), Ishtiaque ZICO (Ajit), Kelvin HO (George), George LOW (Foreman Lee), Andie CHEN (Ming Ming). Country: SG/FR/NL. Co-producers: Akanga Film Asia (SG), Films de Force Majeure (FR). Status: released. Release: 2018. Sort: feature-length film. Duration: 95 min. Genre: drama.

Set in industrial Singapore, police investigator Lok must find missing migrant worker Wang. Wang suffers a worksite accident and is anxious about repatriation. Unable to sleep, Wang starts frequenting a dreamy cybercafé in the dead of the night. Hoping to look for some form of human connection in this foreign land he feels alienated from, Wang forms a virtual friendship with a mysterious gamer that takes a sinister turn. When Wang suddenly disappears, Lok digs deep into the trail leading to a land reclamation site, in order to uncover the truth beneath all that sand.

Black Salt
Director: Marjoleine Boonstra. Screenwriter: Bastiaan Tichler. Status: script development. Financers: Netherlands Film Fund. Genre: drama.

A rickety and rusty old van is moving through a desolate, wintry landscape where we distinguish dilapidated leftovers of ambitious Soviet plans. Salome and her husband Oscar are staring out the window at the landscape they are crossing. The trip visibly weighs heavy on Salome. She feels like accepting her fate after being on the run for years.