Ignorance Is Bliss is about how a place, which has always been a safe haven, suddenly doesn’t feel like that anymore because of terrorist threats.
Lola rather stays confined within the careless world of a circus festival than to be confronted by uncomfortable news form the outside world. But when fear of an attack creeps into the festival, she has to find a way to deal with it.
Color, 30 min, with Hannah Boer, Steve Aernouts, Abke Haring en Johnny Kraaijkamp
Director: Muck van Empel
Written by: Nena van Driel
Producers: Jasper Boon, Denise van den Hoek, Hidde de Vries
Cinematography: Herman van den Bosch
Editor: Nikki Gorissen
Sound-Design: Ruben Dekker
Production-Design: Hiske de Goeje, Julia Klok
Composer: Tess van der Velde
International première: Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, Potsdam – Germany(2018)
Nederlands Filmfestival, Utrecht, Student Competition(2017)
Noordelijk Filmfestival, Leeuwarden, Noorderkroon Competition(2017)
Eindhovens Filmfestival, Eindhoven(2017)
Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, short film competition, Potsdam – Germany(2018)
Taratsa International Film Festival, short film competition, Thessaloniki – Greece(2018)
La Cabina International Film Festival, medium-length competition & openingsfilm, Sevilla – Spain(2019).
Zsigmond Vilmos International Film Festival, short film competition, Szeged – Hungary(2019).
Best Student Film, Noordelijk Filmfestival, Leeuwarden, 2017.
Best camera, Zsigmond Vilmos International Film Festival, 2019.