Patrick

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Showings

Digital Screening Room Fri, May 15
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Members:$5.00
Film Info
Original Title:De Patrick
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Comedy
Drama
Comedy Drama
Family Drama
Release Year:2019
Runtime:97 min
Country/Region:Belgium
Festivals & Awards:Austin Fantastic Fest - Best Director
Best film
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Best Director
Magritte Awards - Best Flemish Film
Language:Dutch
French
English
German
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Beta Cinema
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U68CKW0mjg
Cast/Crew
Director:Tim Mielants
Producer:Bart Van Langendonck
Sarah Marks
Cinematographer:Frank van den Eeden SBC NSC
Screenwriter:Benjamin Sprengers
Tim Mielants
Editor:Alain Dessauvage
Composer:Geert Hellings
Principal Cast:Kevin Janssens
Pierre Bokma
Ariane van Vliet
Hannah Hoekstra
Jemaine Clement
Bouli Lanners
Frank Vercruyssen
Janne Desmet

Description

Available to Watch May 15 at 11:00 AM - May 23 11:59 PM | Access to MSPIFF39 Redefined is geo-restricted to viewers in Minnesota and a MN billing address is required to purchase a ticket.

In this endearing, oddball comedy, socially awkward Patrick works as the handyman on his parent’s naturist (read: nudist) campsite. His father is unwell and his mother is blind.

Between taking care of them and responding to the demands of the camp’s very vocal, long-term clients, Patrick can barely wait to retreat to his rigidly ordered workshop where he pursues his hobby, designing and creating furniture. Soon, two major blows strike: his father dies and his favorite hammer goes missing. How, in a place where everyone literally lets everything hang out, can something disappear? But to paraphrase one critic, rarely have we seen characters as naked as these with so much to hide. Debuting director and writer Tim Mielants took inspiration from a trip to a nudist camp with his parents in the 1980s. Amazingly, he has no problem convincing his desired actors, including Kiwi Jermaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords), to appear in their birthday suits. (Alissa Simon)

Director Biography

Tim Mielants

Belgian director Tim Mielants leaped from directing a pair of acclaimed shorts, “The Sunflyers” (2005) and “Desert Ski” (2007), to helming numerous international television series episodes, most notably the entire third season of Peaky Blinders. Patrick (2019) is his first feature.


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