Director: Caspar Muller Country of Origin: UK Runtime: 7m Genre: Romantic Thriller, LGBTQ Block: K 29.02 Time: 4.30-5.50 pm + Q&A World Premiere Watch Trailer
A business man obsessed with his appearance gets lured into a beauty treatment and trapped in a nightmare of illegal organ trade. Director Caspar Muller and actress Canelle Hoppé will attend the screening.
Caspar Muller (1978, The Netherlands) has a solid background in acting and graduated with a master’s degree in Film Production (Directing) at Arts University Bournemouth (UK) in 2019. He is an independent filmmaker besides his work as a lecturer in media at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Caspar is drawn to psychological thriller with a surrealist touch. He creates sensual and sensory cinema, inspired by the likes of Darren Aronofsky, Denis Villeneuve and Claire Denis. His films are rooted in dream logic and reflect the conflicting demands of fear and desire for human connection. His short film ‘The Butcher’ was an Official Selection at Aesthetica Short Film Festival (2017). He received an Honourable Mention in the 2019 awards at New Renaissance Film Festival Amsterdam for his short film ‘Eye for an Eye’. A year later, his short films ‘The Maid’ and ‘Room 16’ will have their World Premiere at New Renaissance Film Festival (2020). ‘Room 16’ is also an Official Selection at Roze Filmdagen; the Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival (2020).