Dream Box

Jeroen Van der Stock/43 minutes/2017/Japan/Documentary

SHOWTIMES:

Monday, December 4, 2017 | 19:00 | SOCIETET TBY

Monday, December 4, 2017 | 19:00 | SOCIETET TBY

Synopsis

On Shikoku Island, the smallest and least populous of the four main islands of Japan, lies an unspecified generic building in the midst of mysterious woods.

 

While the remains of morning fog hanging over the mountain forests are slowly clearing, a couple of puppies sunbathing outside the building are startled by the sudden arrival of a small truck. A few unidentified men offload the vehicle. They seem to be pretty seasoned in handling the various cages of which the load consists. Trapped in the cages are a number of cats and dogs. Some of them are moving around nervously in their tiny compartments, others are remarkably quiet and in a state of calm.

 

The animals are in the beginning of a process of waiting in which they either just seem to be killing time or enter the Dream Box. In the woods trees are swaying in the wind as the sun disappears behind the clouds.

 

Di pulau Shikoku, pulau terkecil dan berpopulasi paling sedikit dari empat pulau utama di Jepang, terdapat sebuah bangunan tidak bertuan di tengah-tengah hutan yang misterius.

 

Sementara sisa-sisa kabut pagi hari di daerah gunung mulai tidak nampak, beberapa anak anjing yang sedang berjemur di luar bangunan dikagetkan dengan kedatangan sebuah truk kecil. Orang-orang tak dikenal menurunkan barang-barang dari kendaraan. Mereka terlihat lihai memindahkan berbagai kandang yang berisi kucing dan anjing – sebagian mondar-mandir dengan cemas di dalam kandang kecil mereka, sementara sebagian yang lain tampak luar biasa tenang biasa-biasa saja.

 

Binatang-binatang itu sedang menunggu, entah sekadar menghabiskan waktu atau memasuki Dream Box. Di hutan, pohon-pohon bergerak seirama dengan angin saat matahari mulai tenggelam di balik awan

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Director

Jeroen Van der Stock

Jeroen Van der Stock

Director

Jeroen Van der Stock (born in 1979 in Belgium) graduated in 2002 at the Luca School of Arts in Brussels. He made his debut feature documentary film Wild Beast in 2008. Wild Beast was selected at various international film festivals and aired on VRT Canvas. Van der Stock moved from China to Japan in 2009 to work on his second documentary feature Silent Visitors (2012), which premiered at CPH:DOX and won him the Award for Best Film at the Brussels Art Film Festival. His latest work Dream Box had its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in January 2017.

 

Jeroen Van der Stock (lahir di Belgia tahun 1979) lulus dari Luca School of Arts in Brussels pada tahun 2002. Dia membuat film yang menjadi debut dokumenter panjangnya, Wild Beast, pada tahun 2008. Wild Beast terpilih untuk tayang di berbagai festival film internasional dan VRT Canvas. Van der Stock pindah dari China ke Jepang pada tahun 2009 untuk membuat film dokumenter keduanya, Silent Visitors (2012), yang tayang perdana di CPH:DOX dan memenangi penghargaan Award for Best Film (Penghargaan Film Terbaik) di Brussels Art Film Festival. Karyanya yang terbaru, Dream Box, tayang perdana di International Film Festival Rotterdam pada Januari 2017.