Botanica

A film by: Noël Loozen

A garden-center employee fears his possible infertility. While the pregnancy wish of the love of his life is growing, shame starts to take a hold on him. He senses them growing apart. Nourished by the artificial arena he makes a very unusual decision and swallows his pride in order to let their love overcome.

Country: the Netherlands
Length: 13’ 01”
Completion: 09/2017
Genre: fiction, comedy
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Dutch
Subtitles: English

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Festivals:

  • Nederlands Film Festival, Netherlands (20 – 29 September, 2017)
    Gouden Kalf Competition
  • Warsaw Film Festival, Poland (13 – 22 October, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  • Brest European Short Film Festival, France (7 – 12 November, 2017)
    Special program
  • Exground Filmfest, Germany (17 – 26 November, 2017)
    Supporting film screening
  • Porny Days – Film Kunst Festival, Switzerland (24 – 26 November, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  • International Short Film Festival Leuven, Belgium (2 – 9 December, 2017)
    European Competition
  • Eindhovens Film Festival, the Netherlands (6 – 10 December, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • Zubroffka – International Short Film Festival, Poland (6 – 10 December, 2017)
    World Wide Shorts Competition
  • Limburg Film Festival, the Netherlands (12 – 14 January, 2018)
    Korte Film Competitie
  • La Boca Erotica Film Festival, Spain (February, 2018)
  • Landshut Short Film Festival, Germany (14 – 19 March, 2018)
    Official Competition
  • Aspen ShortsFest, United States (3 – 8 April, 2018)
    Official Competition
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (11 – 15 April, 2018)
    Dutch Competition
  • Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, United States (12 – 18 April, 2018)
    Official Selection
  • cellu l’art Short Film Festival, Germany (24 – 29 April, 2018)
    International Competition

Director: Noël Loozen
Screenplay: Joeri Kloppert, Noël Loozen
Producer: Halal Pictures: Gijs Kerbosch
Cinematographer: Tim Kerbosch
Sound: Jaap Sijben
Editor: Mieneke Kramer
Composer: Sjam Sjamsoedin
Production designer: Doris van Leeuwen
Color Correction: Joppo in De Grot
Title Design: Sander Brouwer