Andersen and the Jinn


Director: Rogier Van Beeck Calkoen Country of Origin: NL Runtime: 13m Genre: Fantasy Block: K 29.02 Time: 4.30-5.50 pm + Q&A Premiere: Dutch Watch Trailer

Young, adventurous writer Hans Christian Andersen is out of ideas and in a hurry to catch the train home when he meets the beautiful yet dangerous Princess Scheherazade of the tales of One Thousand and One Nights. He is inspired to save her from being killed by the angry sultan, and thus begins the affair between Andersen and the Princess… Can stories heal souls and perhaps change the world? Director Rogier Van Beeck Calkoen will attend the screening.

Director Biography

Aspiring writer and director. Rogier van Beeck Calkoen has trained in Prague, Italy, New York, and the prestigious Global Cinematography Institute (GCI) in Los Angeles. He directed the award winning short “24/7 Fitness Club: set in nighttime Prague, the incredible World War II story “The Storykeeper”, shortlisted for the Hot Springs Documentary Award, and the documentary of the Czech Puppet master, Pavel Trülar.