Price
Prijs
Prix
€ 3,50
Language
Taal
Langue
Dutch
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
Dutch, English, French
Available
Beschikbaar
Disponible
Worldwide
Duration
Duur
Longueur
110'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.37

Jan Decorte's second feature film is an adaptation of the play Hedda Gabler by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Decorte moved the locus of action of Ibsen's realistic play from 1890 to 1950, twenty-eight years earlier than when the film was shot. The story begins when Hedda returns home from an overly long honeymoon with her newly wed but colourless husband Tesman. She is pregnant and will be courted by the writer Eljert Lövbor, an old lover who is about to break through with an exceptional novel of autobiographical quality. Decorte’s cinema is characterised by a sense of cinematic economy and a dramatised theatricality.

“It’s a sort of acrobatic distance here in Hedda Gabler, the suspense bating your breath (the acting is wonderful!) until it should be released into laughter. There’s a spluttering retelling of a wildly unlikely story, a kooky imitation of melodramatic conflicts, a travesty of critical unriddling, offering this extremely slow, calm countercurrent full of rapids and waterfalls.”

Dirk Lauwaert

Price
Prijs
Prix
€ 3,50
Language
Taal
Langue
Dutch
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
Dutch, English, French
Available
Beschikbaar
Disponible
Worldwide
Duration
Duur
Longueur
110'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.37
A Film by
Een film van
Un film de
With
Met
Avec
Bert André, Jos van Gorp, Jan Pauwels, Rezy Schumacher, Cara Van Wersch, Sigrid Vinks, Rita Wouters
Script
Scenario
Scénario
Jan Decorte
Image
Beeld
Image
Rufus J. Bohez
Sound
Geluid
Son
Richard Verté, Benoit Boelens
Décor
Decor
Décor
Jan Decorte
Costumes
Kostuum
Costumes
Sigrid Vinks
Producer
Producent
Producteur
Jan Decorte
Editing
Montage
Montage
Jan Decorte
Co-production
Coproductie
Coproduction
Ministerie van Nederlandse Kultuur