SCREEN INTERNATIONAL:

“This delightful delve into the hardy mussel is a charmer of a film.”


 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

The Belgians and French look forward to it with bated breath: the start of the mussel season in the Dutch province of Zeeland, like many other aficionados? But how does this shellfish end up on our plates? And why do we love them so?

 

MUSSELS IN LOVE (original title L’AMOUR DES MOULES) is a feature-length documentary that reveals the life of the Zeeland mussel in an intimate, humorous way, with playful music and fascinating close-ups that turn the shell-fish into abstract art. We get to observe its complete life cycle: the mussel that loves, the mussel that holds on with all its might, and the mussel that is cast off by the storm.

 

On its odyssey from seabed to restaurant plate, the mussel encounters passionate enthusiasts who - like itself - fall in love, struggle and overcome. Biologist Annelies introduces us to the sex life of mussels. Then she becomes pregnant – by one of her mussels students! Top chef Sergio Herman, after a love-hate relationship with the shellfish, now specialises in preparing it. Gynaecologist Jan uses the glue of mussels to save the lives of unborn babies. And then there's the local Zeeland phenomenon of the mussel princess.

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 


NEWS

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MUSSELS IN LOVE nominated for Magic Hour Award and the Canon Cinematography Award at the Planete+
Doc festival in Warsaw, Poland (May 2013)

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L'Amour des Moules (Mussels in Love) big succees at

Kulinarische Kino at the Berlinale 2013!

 

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To keep you posted on new screenings and festivals, please send us an e-mail

and we keep you posted!

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L'AMOUR DES MOULES ON TOUR IN BELGIUM

with Tuur Florizoone

October 2012 - September 2013

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L'AMOUR DES MOULES' poster wins Film Poster Award!

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The book L'AMOUR DES MOULES is now for sale at
www.minestrone.be & bol.com

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STILLS

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BOOK

For those who can't get enough of the film, there's also a book!

In depth stories about people whose lives are entwined with the life of the mussel.
Written by Willem Assaert, portraits by Filip Claus, with ten unique recipes
by top chef Sergio Herman, photographed by Tony le Duc.

 

 

'L'Amour des Moules – Over mosselen en mensen' is available from

www.minestrone.be & bol.com

 

 

1st november 2012, special bookfair screening with publisher MINESTRONE

Uitgeverij MINESTRONE

Tony Le Duc & Sergio Herman

Van Schoonhovenstraat 32

B - 2060 Antwerpen BELGIE
Tel:  +32 (0)3 33 66 889
Fax: +32 (0)3 33 66 859

E-mail: info@minestrone.be








 






 

 

 

 

 



CAST & CREW

Director Willemiek Kluijfhout
Producer Reinette van de Stadt
Camera Remko Schnorr
Editors Dieter Diependaele & Govert Janse
Sound Design Marc Lizier

Composer Tuur Tuur Florizoone

The film was developed during the SOURCES 2 / Media Programme.

The film was made with finance from the Nederlands Filmfonds, Mediafonds,
Omroep Zeeland, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Provincie Zeeland &
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.


running time: 73 minuten

shooting format: 35mm

screening format: DCP 2K

screen ratio: Cinemascope 1:2.35

 

See the full list of credits here (pdf)



 

 

 



SCREENINGS

 

THE NETHERLANDS

22-23-24 March, Film and Food Festival, Studio K, AMSTERDAM

6 DECEMBER 2013 Muziek en L'Amour des Moules, AMSTERDAM

 

BELGIUM

"L'AMOUR DES MOULES IN CONCERT"  met Tuur Florizoone

13 september 2013, CC Diepenbeek, DIEPENBEEK (BE)

 

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS

Europe on Screen, Jakarta INDONESIA (2-11 May 2014)

MINNEAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (3-19 April 2014)

San Fransisco's FOOD & FARM FILM FEST (3-6 Apil 2014)

Int Film Festival PECHEURS DU MONDE, FRANCE (25-30 March 2014)

ARTPOWER! At UC San Diego, USA (Feb 2014)

Int Documentary Film Festival CINEMA CERITE IRAN, Teheran IRAN (Dec 2013)

Int FILMFESTIVAL Tutti nello stesso piatto,Trento ITALY (5-7- Nov 2013)

26th HELSINKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Finland (19-29 Sept 2013)

International Science Film Festival PARISCIENCE, Paris FRANCE (3-8 October)
Culinary Film Festival HONG KONG (October 2013)

Milwaukee Film Festival, Milwaukee USA (27 Sept - 3 Oct 2013)

TRANSATLANTYK Film and Music Festial, Poznan POLAND (2-9 August 2013)

TRANSILVANIA Film Festival, Bucharest, ROMANIA (25 MAY-9 June 2013)

PLANETE+DOC Film Festival, Warsaw, POLAND (11-20 May 2013)

MAREMOSTRA Film Festival, Palma SPAIN (4-11 May 2013)

JEONJU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Jeonju ,South Korea (May 2013)

FULL FRAME FILM FESTIVAL, Durham USA (April 2013)

FILM AND FOOD FESTIVAL, Amsterdam (March 2013)

VILNIUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Lithuania (March 2013)

BERLINALE, Berlin, Germany (Feb 2012)

IDFA, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS (Nov 2012)

CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, DENMARK (Nov 2012)

NEDERLANDS FILM FESTIVAL (Sept 2012)

FILM BY THE SEA (Sept 2012)


 

THE FILM HAS BEEN SCREENED IN:
Amsterdam, Vlissingen, Terneuzen, Rotterdam, Breda, Amersfoort, Den Haag,
Nijmegen, Den Bosch, Utrecht, Hoorn, Oostburg, Apeldoorn, Zwolle, Bergen,
Middelburg, Schiedam, Zierikzee, Leeuwarden, Gent (BE), Dendermonde (BE), Copenhagen (DK), Antwerp (BE), Koksijde (BE), Turnhout (BE), Diepenbeek (BE), Knokke-Heist (BE), Oosterbeek (BE), Mol (BE)








INTERNATIONAL PRESS & REVIEWS:

SCREEN DAILY (USA)

VARIETY (USA)

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER (USA)

TAGESZEITUNG (D)

BERLINER MORGEN POST (D)

EYE FOR FILM (UK)

MIDDELDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG (D)

 

DOWNLOAD press kit
(still's, poster, press kit)

 

 

 

 

 

 








 

CONTACT / SALES

 

International World Sales

SALES AGENT AUTLOOK FILMS

Peter Jäger

E-mail: welcome@aultookfilms.com

www.autlookfilms.com

 

International Publicist

SILVERSALT PR

Thessa Mooij

E-mail: thessa@silversaltpr.com

www.silversaltpr.com

 

Producer

TRUEWORKS

Reinette van de Stadt

Damrak 70, 1012 LM Amsterdam

Tel: +31 6 248 70 468

E-mail: reinette@true-works.nl
www.trueworks.nl

 

Co-producer & Distributor Belgium

ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS

Bram Crols en Mark Daems

Tel: +32 3 236 66 63

E-mail: info@adirector.be

www.adirector.eu


 

Distributor Netherlands

 

Publicity Company Netherlands

CINEMA DELICATESSEN

 

MVSP PUBLICITEIT

Sara Höhner & Anne Vierhout,

Jorien Klomp (boekingen)

 

Monique van Schendelen,

Menno Ribbelink

Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD Amsterdam

 

Noordereinde 233-B, 1243 JT ’s Graveland

Tel: +31 20 420 71 23

 

Tel: +31 35 582 69 69 / +31 6 53 697 606

Fax: +31 20 420 71 24

 

Fax: +31 35 582 78 85

 

E-mail: monique@mvsp.nl of menno@mvsp.nl

www.cinemadelicatessen.nl

   

 


     








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