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Een ochtend van zes weken

Nikolai van der Heyde / NL, 1966 / 81 min.

A racing driver and a photo model embark on a doomed relationship. Nikolai van der Heyde made a great impression with his powerfully visual feature film debut.

Poster A Season of Classic Films Een ochtend van zes weken

Racing driver Jimmy meets the Parisian photo model Annette at the Zandvoort Circuit. In the best tradition of the New Wave film, the two lovers are unable to cement their relationship. Jimmy not only loses the woman he loves, but also his self-confidence. Disillusioned, he is forced to give up his career as a racing driver.

Director Nikokai van der Heyde was a student at the Film Academy at the same time as Pim de la Parra, Wim Verstappen and Gied Jaspers, fellow editors of film magazine Skoop. Van der Heyde’s feature film debut was praised by virtually all reviewers. He was lauded as an ‘original filmmaker' capable of delivering a serious exploration of the relationship between a man and a woman.

Film journalist Jan Blokker praised Van der Heyde as one of the filmmakers who would 'shape the future of Dutch filmmaking’. The rising talent would later be reviled for productions like De dwaze lotgevallen van Sherlock Jones and Nitwits.

A Season of Classic Films

Een ochtend van zes weken is screened as part of A Season of Classic Films, bringing European films closer to audiences through a programme of free film screenings provided by national and regional film archives. The Season of Classic Films initiative is led by the Association des Cinémathèques Européennes (ACE).

With an introduction by Rommy Albers (senior curator Eye).

Details

Director

Nikolai van der Heyde

Production year

1966

Country

NL

Original title

Een ochtend van zes weken

Length

81 min.

Language

NLD, FRA, ENG

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

Part of

A Season of Classic Films

Eye screens Een ochtend van zes weken (1966), the Dutch New Wave classic Nikolai van der Heyde, as part of the A Season of Classic Films series.

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