International Film Festival Rotterdam

Tim Leyendekker – Feast #IFFR2021

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Based on a real and shocking Groningen HIV case.

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17 min. and 37 sec.

PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Tim Leyendekker, director of the film Feast.

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A conversation with Tim Leyendekker, director of Feast, from the Tiger Competition of the 2021 International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film is based on the shocking events surrounding a troubling Groningen HIV case whereby men were purposely drugged and injected with contaminated blood at parties. In this interview, Leyendekker talks about what it was about this case that inspired him to make the film, how it resonates with today’s pandemic and how his background in fine arts influences his style of filmmaking.

FEAST. There was music and wine, but also syringe needles: crates of objects from the scene of the crime displayed on tables. This witty, yet sinister opening scene sets the tone for Feast, Tim Leyendekker’s first feature-length film based on the troubling Groningen HIV case whereby men were purposely drugged and injected with contaminated blood at parties. Leyendekker previously excelled at IFFR by pushing the boundaries of forms and stories. Feast is his own, no-compromise search for the truth, taking in deep, primary emotions such as lust, aggression and the need for security.

 

 

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Tim Leyendekker
  • Interviewee role
    director
  • Film title
    Feast
  • Festival section
    Tiger Competition
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