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DUTCH DOCUMENTARY FILMS ABOUT RUSSIA

Jan Bosdriesz

after graduation at the Dutch Film Academy in 1966 Jan Bosdriesz started as the editor of Turkish Delight (Paul Verhoeven). Since 1975 he has directed dozens of documentaries and one fiction feature film. His documentary Metamorphose on the Dutch artist Escher won the Rockie Award for best art documentary at Banff 1999.

Black Eyes (0+)

the Netherlands, 2009, colour, 101 min.
Director: Jan Bosdriesz
Jan Bosdriesz’ father was a fanatical collector of gramophone records. Most exotic and romantic were the records by the banned Russian singer: Pyotr Leshchenko, popular Russian singer from the nineteen thirties and forties. In the film, Jan Bosdriesz will go looking for any memories he can find in Eastern Europe of Leshchenko. During his research trip, he was however repeatedly confronted with memories of the family he grew up in. That in turn became an important part of the film.