A MAN AND A CAMERA
Netherlands, 2021, 64′
An enigmatic entity roams the Dutch hinterlands, silently pointing a camera at all that it encounters. Soon it finds itself standing in front of a doorway. Met with an uninvited, inscrutable camera operator, how will the region’s inhabitants respond? Amusing and unsettling, mundane and otherworldly, A man and a camera is an endlessly surprising provocation: an upending of documentary power dynamics, an inquiry into human nature, a rendezvous with the real.
Guido Hendrikx was born in Eindhoven in 1987 and studied Liberal Arts & Sciences (Utrecht University), Directing Documentary & Screenwriting (Netherlands Film Academy), and Practical Ethics (Utrecht University). His award-winning shorts Escort (2013) and Among Us (2014) were featured at film festivals throughout theworld. His feature debut Stranger in Paradise (2016) was the opening film of IDFA 2016. It was theatrically released in cinemas in Italy, the UK, Belgium and The Netherlands and nominated for the European Film Awards: best documentary. Guido Hendrikx wrote several screenplays (short, mid-length, feature) in collaboration with other directors (Ena Sendijarevic, a.o.) and worked as a curator for the video department of The Correspondent. A man and a camera is his newest film.
• Stranger in Paradise – 2016 – Debut feature
• Among Us – 2014 – short documentary
• Escort – 2013 – short documentary