Guido van der Werve

Nummer vier (I don’t want to get involved in this, I don’t want to be part of this, talk me out of it) 11:45, Color, Stereo, NL, 2005

Some things are as inevitable as gravity, however much we would like to avoid them: something with which the subtitle of this short film whole-heartedly agrees. In Nummer vier, Guido van der Werve presents a contemporary form of spleen: nineteenth-century melancholy, mixed with Dutch sobriety and conceptual timing. Over and over again, we see an unlikely scene unfolding against a picturesque, serene background.

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