De vertaler 

2020, The Translator
short film (14m20s)




When a woman wanders in the snow
through the desolate landscapes of Switzerland,
The Translator writes her a letter reflecting on the past.


Early 2020, I directed 'De vertaler': a poetic short film portraying a woman wandering in solitude through snowy landscapes in Switzerland. In preparation for the shoot, I watched 'Stalker' (1979) and 'The Sacrifice' (1986) by Andrei Tarkovsky, and I was intrigued by his use of long takes shots allowing the viewer to drift off by creating little time passages. His works changed my view on cinema because I understood I can write poetry by making films. Meanwhile, I observed the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich whose paintings show nature through the presence of humans. With a local crew and actress, I travelled around in search for locations.


Screenings
Premiere at Lumière Cinema Maastricht

Nominations
Student competition Dutch National Film Festival

Collaborators
Maastricht Academy of Interdisciplinary Artss
Maastricht Theatre School

Director, music, voice-over: Leonard Peters
Coaching: Quirine Racké & Helena Muskens

Wanderer: Zoé Philipona
Set-assistant: Lauren Thiel
Locations: Dania Garcia Flores
Clothing: Céline Marchon
Studio assistant: Kim Konings
Studio manager: Jo van Laar
Technical assistant: Hans Lasschuit
English subtitles: Cecilia Thoden van Velzen 



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 © 2022 Leonard Peters