Paula Van Der Oest, director (4): Black Butterflies (NL, 2011)

Black Butterflies

Contrary to A Quiet Passion that depicts the life of a poet (Emily Dickinson) who controls her words and the passion that inhabits her with excessive resolve, Black Butterflies pictures the South African poet Ingrid Jonker as a woman overwhelmed by the love and words that flow from her. SPOILER AHEAD: After several break-downs, her life finally ends at the feet of her father who implacably rejected her and the people she lent her voice to.

Actors: Carice van Houten, Liam Cunningham, Rutger Hauer
Director: Paula van der Oest
Writer: Greg Latter
Music by Philip Miller
Cinematography by Giulio Biccari
Film Editing by Sander Vos

Paula Van Der Oest, director (3): The Domino Effect (U.K., 2012)

The Domino Effect

A plea against the global economy, showing how it particularly affects women and children. An ode to altruism, and to love as a safe haven. Great editing work and very sober dialogues, a hallmark of this director.

Actors: James D’Arcy, Theo James, Tiya Sircar
Director: Paula van der Oest
Writer: Paula van der Oest
Music by Adrian Corker
Cinematography by Guido van Gennep
Film Editing by Maurice Bedaux, Sander Vos

Paula Van Der Oest, director (1): Moonlight (NL, 2002)

Moonlight

The beginning is full of humor, suspense and provocation,  but leads nowhere. Weak scenario.

Actors: Hunter Bussemaker, Franck Sasonoff, Andrew Howard
Director: Paula van der Oest
Writer: Carel Donck
Music by Fons Merkies
Cinematography by Guido van Gennep
Film Editing by Sander Vos

 

Suffragette (Sarah Gavron, UK 2015)

 

Suffragette

Cast: Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham-Carter, Anne-Marie Duff, Romola Garai, Ben Whishaw, Adam Michael Dodd, Brendan Gleeson, Samuel West, Geoff Bell, Meryl Streep
Director: Sarah Gavron
Writer: Abi Morgan
Director of Photography: Eduard Grau
Original Music Composer: Alexandre Desplat
Editor: Barney Pilling