Hot Docs Film Festival
Silverdocs Film Festival
Narrated by John Malkovich
A substantial part of life is claimed by boredom. Beauty, love, work.. sometimes it just isn’t worth getting out of bed. A girl in a strawberry pie factory, a stressed desert nomad, a Wall street stockbroker, the last living WW2 female spy, a painter who paints Time for 42 years, the first school shooter in history who wounded eleven children and killed two adults because: ‘I don’t like Mondays’, are the portraits that reveal our complex relationship to boredom. John Malkovich gives voice to our inner bored selves. He gets under the skin, prompting questions like, “How many people in the world are like me?”
Coco Schrijber studied at the Rietveld Arts Academy, Amsterdam, majoring Audio-Visual. She has made seven films, of which four have been awarded: her first long feature First Kill was selected for the Joris Ivens Award at IDFA. Her last film Wonderful World won six international prizes. Schrijber has an interest in tackling abstract subjects such as the beauty of war or the upside of boredom which results in essay-like films with bite.