The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021


Netherlands | 2019 | 24 min
Dutch | Subtitles in English
Cinematography: Ton Peters
Editing: Katarina Türler
Music: Darius Timmer
Sound: Mark Glynne
Choreography: Liat Waysport
Director: Laura Stek


This film is available online HERE

World Premiere

During her psychotic episodes, Gioia experienced beautiful dreams and terrible nightmares. Today, her life is much more stable, anchored in the routine of daily life. But what about imagination? A documentary about dance, exploring the boundaries of imagination and reality.


Laura Stek

Laura Stek (1983) is an experienced radio producer and a fresh film director. She has received several prizes and nominations for her radio documentaries. Using audio as her starting point, Laura also experiments with new forms of storytelling. Together with filmmaker Sanne Rovers, she made an animated short film and travelling installation based on telephone conversations with lonely elderly people, called A listening ear (VPRO). She has also worked on various web documentaries, including The Imperial Courts Project (with photographer Dana Lixenberg) and The final days of Standing Rock (VPRO). The dance documentary Gioia is her first film.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.

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Screenings playing this movie

Université Concordia - J.A. de Sève, LB-125, Pavillon J. W. McConnell
Screening # 40
FIFA Competition - Short Film


Netherlands | 24 min | 2019

Dutch | Subtitles in English

FIFA Official selection - Feature Film


United States | 70 min | 2019