Feast (83 mins)

a film by Tim Leyendekker

premiere during the International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2021 | world premiere | in Tiger Award competition | winner of the Prix Loridan-Ivens at Cinéma du Réel

Based on the infamous Groningen HIV case, in which three men drugged other men and infected them with their own HIV-infected blood, Feast is a bold and provocative film that skillfully reflects the questions of life, death and morality that have emerged from one of the most disquieting stories in contemporary Dutch life.

Unfolding over seven individual vignettes, each directed by Tim Leyendekker but shot in collaboration with a diverse range of cinematographers, Feast blends reportage and surrealism, disbelief and empathy to unpack the repercussions and reverberations of a singularly shocking series of events.

script & director Tim Leyendekker & Gerardjan Rijnders | creative producer AS Film André Schreuders | script development Koen Haagdorens | directors of photography Aafke Beernink, Reinier van Brummelen, Boris van Hoof, Claire Pijman, Adri Schrover, Benito Strangio, Robijn Voshol | camera assistant Boris van Hoof | sound Jeroen Leemans & Gerben Kokmeijer | art direction Diana van de Vossenberg | editor coach Katarina Wartena | editor Matte Mourik | sound design Hugo Dijkstal | grading & delivery Laurent Fluttert | line producer Edgar Kapp | production assistants Nia Konstantinova & Erika Roux | in co-production with absent without leave | supported by the Netherlands Film Fund, City of Rotterdam Arts & Culture, Dutch Cultural Media Fund, & Kunstraad (Art Council) Groningen | cinema distribution Benelux Windmill Film Distribution Wallie Pollé & Annemiek van der Hell | world sales Square Eyes Wouter Jansen | marketing & PR NOISE Film PR Mirjam Wiekenkamp

Latest news

June 22, 2021

Stones have Laws @ Surinam TV

The Back Lot: this week the documentary program will be continued with the documentary Stones Have Laws by directors Van Brummelen & De Haan with co-director Tolin Alexander.


Tuesday 22 June at 8:30 pm on Apintie TV (channel 10.1)

Thursday, June 24 at 9:00 PM on ABC TV (channel 4.2)

March 22, 2021

Feast wins the Prix Loridan-Ivens @ Cinéma du Réel

Feast, by Tim Leyendekker wins the Prix Loridan-Ivens / Cnap at the Cinéma du Réel festival 2021 in Paris, France.

Congratulations to all involved in making this film!

Jury report: The Loridan-Ivens / Cnap prize is awarded annually to a debut feature film from both International and French Selections. This year, the 2021 jury is pleased to award the astonishingly masterful film Feast by Tim Leyendekker, which takes a boldly constructed approach to a particularly painful story. The prize acknowledges Feast as a film that courageously surmounts obstacles without sacrificing its rigorous formal research.

March 21, 2021

GAKA @ Cinedans 2021

GAKA the short film by Tomoko Mukaiyama & Reinier van Brummelen, initiated and written by Aryan Kaganof, is selected for Cinedans 2021, please, click here for more information on the online screenings of GAKA.

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