20 min, Netherlands. 

Johan and Mona got married while Johan was in prison. Now he gets out.... 

How well can we know another human being? In Vrij (Free) we try to tell a story by association. We wanted to show a complete image of a person. Including all contradictions. Johan (the main character) doesn't say much. Almost everything we come to know about him is via via. Through the perception of others, including the audience of the film.

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Ruud Matthijssen & Thijs Gilbert (NL)

Thijs Gilbert is a writer, actor and director from the Netherlands. He writes for television, theatre and works as an actor. He is a big fan of Daniil Charms and Joseph Campbell and he loves cheese.

Ruud Matthijssen is an actor and director from the Netherlands. He is best known for his role in Features as : New Kids Turbo and New Kids Nitro. He is a big fan of Haruki Murakami and he loves ice-cream.


Together they made 3 short films: KLEI (2014) Sometimes You're The Pigeon, Sometimes You're the Statue. (2016) VRIJ (2017) KLEI won 'best non-budget' at KIXFF (Seoul) Sometimes You're The Pigeon, Sometimes You're the Statue won 'best experimental' at BELIFF (London)

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