27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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The Living Room
The Living Room

The Living Room

director: Roderick Hietbrink
original title: The Living Room
country: Netherlands
year: 2011
running time: 9 min.


The cosy interior of the living room of a family home is dominated by an oak tree trunk that sweeps through the room like a tornado, leaving a mess and broken things in its wake. The absurd image of a tow rope pulling a tree through a dwelling speaks of the cathartic power of nature once again taking control of the ridiculously small and fragile human world.


Roderick Hietbrink (1975) is a Dutch artist and photographer who works with video installation, performance, and staged photography. In his works he often combines the artificial and the natural, or the tragic and the comic. His primary theme is nature trapped in human society.

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director: Roderick Hietbrink
Ministerstvo kultury
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