Something About Alex
Sunday 7th October 2018, 13:30-14:30
Part of the International Short Film Programme
Country of Origin: The Netherlands
Length: 19 min
Director: Reinout Hellenthal
Alex, a troubled and isolated teenager, finds a true and supportive friend in Hendrik, his sister’s boyfriend. When Hendrik and Annelies announce their plans to leave the family home, Alex must face what is troubling him.
This enigmatic coming-of-age tale will pull at your heartstrings, emphasizing the importance of supporting youth who bravely proclaim their right to be different to a society that is often merciless and cruel.
Reinout Hellenthal is a Dutch producer and director of Indonesian descent, working in the field of short narrative and documentary film. His films are mostly characterized by true based stories attached to a public debate.