Life Is Beautiful
Producers: Bruno Felix, Femke Wolting
Directors: Mark De Cloe, Jeroen Berkvens
Script: Mark De Cloe, Jeroen Berkvens
Directors of Photography: Rob Hodselmans, Pim Hawinkels, Bert Pot, Jaap Veldhoen, Sal Kroonenberg, Erik De Wildt, Isaac Gillepsie
Sound: Sander Broeder, Victor Horstink, Tim Van Peppen, Jac Vleeshouwers, Asnai Jansen, Jan Nieuwenhuijs, Claudio Morselli
Editor: Moek De Groot, Marc Bechtold, Teun Rietveld, Chris Van Oers, Daan Wierda, Christiaan De Rooij
Cast: Gabrielle Jeru, Viktoria Li, Laure Masnoni, Liliana Riveros, Paloma Aguilera Valdebenito, Patricia Ohanian, Jade Viau, Hester Van Nistelrooj
1011 VL Amsterdam,
Taking the witty one-liner Adagia of Erasmus as their starting point, directors and writers Mark de Cloe and Jeroen Berkvens, spin short stories that reflect timeless truths and everyday wisdom. Combining a documentary-style approach with fictional elements, this story, one of a series of 30 short stories, celebrate the beauty of life's everyday moments
Studied at the Academy of Arts in Breda, graduated in 1993 with Let Me Have it All, which received Arte Award for best European student film. His Jimmy Rosenberg - the Father, the Son & the Talent was awarded Best Film in Poland, USA & Canada, and in the Netherlands where it won a Golden Calf Best Feature Length Documentary. A couple of years Jeroen Berkvens was a member of the editorial staff at PBS Humanist Broadcasting. Till 2010 he teached film at his alma mater in Breda, and in 2004 was designated to lead the IDFA documentary workshop. Since 2010 Berkvens is appointed to the Dutch Film & Television Academy, teaching documentary directing. Besides teaching and directing, he occasionally produces filmprojects.
Let Me Have It All (1993), A Skin Too Few - The Days of Nick Drake (2002), Mirror of Time (2003), A Lawyer’s Story (2004), Jimmy Rosenberg - the Father, the Son & the Talent (2006), Life Is Beautiful (2011), Paradiso Mon Amour (2011).
Cloe, Mark de
Mark de Cloe
Studied at the Rietveld Academy and the Maurits Binger Institute. For his graduation films Lucky Strike and Ralentir he received the Grolsch Filmprijs 1992. Mark de Chloe received the NPS Award for Best Short Film for the films Gitanes in 1998, and for Alone in 2004. In 2004, he directed the dance film False Waltz, which won several prizes and was nominated for an Emmy Award. In 2009, he directed his first feature Life out of a Day.
Lucly Strike (1992), Ralentir (1992), Gitanes (1998), Alone (2004), False Waltz (2004), Life out of a Day (2009), Shocking Blue (2010), The Strongest Man of Holland (2011), Life Is Beautiful (2011).