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With Knife

February 11 / 17:00


Sam de Jong










Dvorana Kulturnog Centra, Belgrade

Successful TV personality Eveline is completely done with presenting mindless quiz shows. She decides she wants to reinvent herself by directing documentaries exploring the intricacies of the modern world. Meanwhile, teenager Yousef concludes that buying a new brand of sunglasses will stop his peers from bullying him. When it turns out he’s not able to afford them, he and his friend Redouan agree to steal and fence the newly bought camera of an unsuspecting woman, who turns out to be Eveline. When reporting the theft, Eveline exaggerates her story by declaring that Yousef was carrying a knife. Upon learning that this fabrication had dire consequences for the young boy, she decides to face her demons and make a documentary about Yousef and the unforeseen chain of events caused by her lie.


About Sam de Jong

Sam graduated in 2012 from the Dutch Filmacademy in Amsterdam with the short film MAGNESIUM, which was selected for the Sundance Film Festival. In 2014 he made his short film MARC JACOBS. The film was in competition for a Golden Bear for best short film at the Berlinale Filmfestival. His feature film debut PRINCE followed in 2015 and was presented as the opening film to the Generation programme Berlinale, where the film received a special mention. After the making of PRINCE, Sam left for America to work on the feature film GOLDIE (2019), produced by 20th Century Fox and VICE Films. The world premiere took place at both the Berlinale as well as the Tribeca Filmfestival.