International Competition

Now something is slowly changing

mint film office
Screening time  
26.02. / Tuesday, 17:30 - 20:00 Theatre 3  
27.02. / Wednesday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 4  
02.03. / Saturday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 3  
A clear-cut, distinctly visual film about our present-day search for meaning, personal growth and performance improvement.

“Ten churches are closing down each week, and I think that’s the reason why there's such a big demand for coaching,” says one of the many speakers in this bold, rigidly structured documentary that examines a variety of forms of self-development and courses for inner growth and performance improvement. We visit therapy sessions with animals, such as a pig massage and leadership training with horses, a presentation about happiness for elementary school kids, a “coping with tension and aggression” course in a municipal law enforcement department, and a vlogger trying to calm her stressed-out followers with gentle, relaxing sounds, to name a few.It is left up to us to decide whether these mindfulness programs and courses symbolize something greater – a phenomenon of sorts. Film is first and foremost a cinematic observation of the modern-day search for personal growth and a sense of meaning.

mint film office

mint film office is a documentary production company based in Rotterdam, a collective of people that aim to make films that have strong and compelling stories and are visually challenging and creative. They want their films to propose an outspoken comment on society and the social, and cultural issues that are urgent. mint has won several international awards for their documentary work.

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2018, 105'

Directed by:
mint film office

Screenplay by:
Mint film office

David Spaans

Edited by:
Albert jr. Markus

JeanMarc van Sambeek, Rosa Duvekot, Max Diezenberg

Produced by:
Mint film office

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA 2018 – Beeld en Geluid IDFA Award for Dutch Documentary