Instinct

Instinct

Official Competition
Halina Reijn

Netherlands

2019 / 98’ / National Premiere / Dutch
First feature

Nicoline, an experienced psychologist, starts a new job at a penal institution. She meets Idris, a sex offender who, after five years of treatment, is about to go on his first unaccompanied probation. His team of practitioners are enthusiastic about his development but newcomer Nicoline does not trust him. Idris tries his hardest to convince Nicoline of his good intentions, but slowly but surely, he transforms into the manipulative man she saw in him from the beginning. In spite of her knowledge and experience, Nicoline lets herself be trapped completely. 

Screenings
Monday 16 18:00 - 20:03Salle Bernard Taillefer My festival
Thursday 19 18:00 - 19:38Salle des festivals My festival
Friday 20 20:45 - 22:23Le Cœur d’Or 3 My festival
Saturday 21 12:30 - 14:08Le Cœur d’Or 2 My festival
DirectorHalina Reijn.
CastCarice Van Houten, Marwan Kenzari, Pieter Embrechts, Marie-Mae Van Zuilen, Betty Schuurman and Ariane Schluter.
ScreenplayEsther Gerritsen and Halina Reijn.
CinematographerJasper Wolf.
EditorJob Ter Burg.
MusicElla Van Der Woude.
SoundSon Oliver Pattinama.
ProductionTOPKAPI FILMS.
SalesFilms Boutique.
PrizeLocarno Film Festival 2019 - Variety Piazza Grande Award & Special Mention of First Feature Competition

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