High Tide


Director: Claire Zhou Country of origin: The Netherlands Runtime: 22m Genre: Drama, LGBT+ Screening: 02.03.19 Block I: BENELUX SHORTS Time: 3.30-5PM

High Tide is a short film about Tarik, a 32 year old Moroccan man, who spends his time alone in a holiday cottage on the Veluwe to avoid the divorce with his wife. Shortly after his arrival, the waterworks seem to be broken, whereas Jonas, the owner of the cottage, comes over to repair it. From that moment on, Tarik is confronted with feelings he has been suppressing his entire life.

The Filmmaker

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Claire Zhou is a talented graduate from the University of the Arts Utrecht, currently working as a writer and director. She was born and raised in the Netherlands. She recently finished her internship at Dutch Mountain Film, where she functioned as a junior script editor. Currently she is finishing post-production on her graduation film and developing a series for Dutch Mountain Film. More of her work can be found here: clairezhou.com