Wim van der Aar found a box at a flea market with 29 tapes with over 60 hours of recordings containing the mystery of someone’s life that tell the unsettling tale of inadequacy, hopes and failure, along with a careful analysis, reminiscent of an expert detective investigation. All the elements combine into an experimental portrait of a lost human being. The images interweave, sometimes emanating eroticism while radiating insufferable tension at others, and bring to mind Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno and The Poughkeepsie Tapes in a hypnotic and emotionally powerful film.
Documentalist, born in 1964 in the Netherlands. Directed a plethora of award-winning commercials for international brands. As basis for his documentaries and other film projects he uses his collection of approximately 5000 amateur films. The Van Waveren Tapes, selected in 2012 for the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam, is his feature-length debut.
2012 Taśmy van Waverena / De Van Waveren Tapes / The Van Waveren Tapes (doc.)