Vloeibaar Staal / Days of Steel

A film by: Flynn von Kleist

Franka (17) lives with her father under the smoke of the Hoogovens steel works. She takes care of her father and the household. When Franka falls in love with the windsurfer Kes, she starts to see her relationship with her father in a different light.

Country: the Netherlands
Length: 22’52”
Completion: 09/2013
Genre: drama
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Dutch
Subtitles: English

Festivals:

  • Netherlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (25 September – 4 October, 2013)
    Nieuwe Lichting
  • Scenecs, The International Debut Film Festival, the Netherlands (6 – 10 November, 2013)
    Dutch Golden Stone Competition – Nomination: Best Fiction Film
  • Asiana International Short Film Festival, South-Korea (7 – 12 November, 2013)
    International Competition – Won: Grand Prize
  • Zinebi – International Festival of Documentary and Short Film, Spain (15 – 22 November, 2013)
    Competition
  • International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima, Poland (22 – 25 November, 2013)
    Competition – Won: The Great (Un)Appreciated
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (9 – 13 March, 2014)
    Dutch Competition
  • Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, Germany (30 April – 4 May, 2014)
    Youth Programme
  • International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (1 – 6 May, 2014)
    Children’s and Youth Film Competition – 16+ program  Won: Certificate of the Ecumenical Jury
  • FEST – New Directors/New Films Festival (24 – 30 June, 2014)
    Short Film Competition
  • Beginning – St.Petersburg International Festival of Debut and Student Films, Russia (10 – 17 October, 2014)
    Student Competition Won: Best Student Short Fiction Film
  • CAMERIMAGE Film Festival, Poland (15 – 21 November, 2014)
    Out of competition: Student Etudes Panorama
  • Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival, Finland (17 – 23 November, 2014)
    Out of competition: Shorts
  • Festival Tous Courts, France (1 – 6 December, 2014)
    International Short Film Competition
  • Grand OFF Best Independent Films Awards, Poland (4 – 7 December, 2014)
    Nomination: Best Script
  • Clermont-Ferrand – International Short Film Festival, France (30 January – 7 February, 2015)
    Out of competition: Netherlands Film Academy retrospective

Director:  Flynn von Kleist
Screenwriter: Lenina Ungari
Producer: Rianne Poodt
Cinematographer: Koen van Bergen
Gaffer: Benjamin Sparschuh
Production Design: Nelli Bodt
Art Director & Costume Design: Tim Balk
Sound Design: Tom Jansen
Sound Mixing: Taco Drijfhout
Sound recording: Maria Kramer
Editor: Nicolien van Loon
Composer: Kristijan Krajnčan
Colourist: Remi Lindenhovius
Production Manager: Zoë de Wilde
Cast: Elise van ‘t Laar, Reinout Bussemaker, Chiem Vreeken