Drama Girl

Direction
Year 
2020
Country
  • Netherlands
Runtime
90min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

CONSTELATIONS // A genre hybrid film by Vincent Boy Kars is a docu-dramatic experiment – the main character, Leyla, is supposed to play key scenes from her life. The acted parts of the film explore Leyla’s relationships with her parents and boyfriend – played by hired actors – and the art of dance she has been studying. More emphasis, however, is placed on the parts between the scenes when Boy Kars and Leyla discuss her life and the ways to present it. Not only does Leyla relive her memories but she also has re-enact them again and again, always in another way, following the director’s instructions. The documentary highlights the constructive nature of documentary films and begs the question how drama helps us understand our own lives.

“To me, this film is about developing your own way of filming. Sometimes I seem to create a new genre. I combine interesting elements of fiction and documentary, trying to develop an approach where acting and being come together.” V. Boy Kars

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Details

  • Original Title
    Drama Girl
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jolein Laarman, Vincent Boy Kars
  • Runtime
    90 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    • Netherlands
  • Format
    • Colour

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