Time and tide is a cinematic essay on the stilling of nature. Filmmaker Marleen van der Werf closely observes the pace of the ever-changing coast. Following the tides of the wind, her camera slowly encounters the void of stillness. The natural scenery evolves into a simile for an emotional landscape.
Marleen Van der werf
Marleen van der Werf, after finishing her research master’s in both biology and philosophy, graduated for a master’s in (wildlife) documentary filmmaking in the UK. From out this background, she developed her own distinctive style of writing and audio-visual storytelling. She carefully researches her subjects, aiming to find unique approaches and explore the boundaries of genres to challenge the thoughts of the audience. Marleen van der Werf writes, produces, directs, shoots and edits (documentary) film projects, installations and performances which are shown and awarded all over the world.
Het meisje en de boom (cm, doc., 2014), Where the Money Grows (cm, doc., 2016), Tijd en tij (cm, doc., 2018).
“Biology intensified my way of looking at the world and nature particularly, while at the same time philosophy forces me to ask plenty of questions. […] For me, nature still is a private space that provides instant relaxation and clearance of mind.”
TIJD EN TIJ
Paesi Bassi/The Netherlands, 2018, 30’, col.
time and tide
regia, soggetto/director, story
Marleen van der Werf
Marleen van der Werf, Misja Pekel
Marleen van der Werf, Menno Otten
Dennis van Tilburg
Michiel de Boer
René Huybrechtse, Wilant Boekelman, Ernst de Jong, Rogier Kramer
Dutch Mountain Film, Wild Work Productions
Evangelische Omroep (EO)
Dutch Mountain Film