Following the stories of the stones, rocks and peaks of a vast mountain landscape.

“Berg is an elegiac visual poem. André Schreuders’s shots of the Alpine ranges are as breathtaking as Ansel Adams’s photographs of Yosemite National Park.”

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Berg follows the stories of the stones, rocks and peaks of a vast mountain landscape. Stark black and white images and a minimalistic ambient soundtrack draw the viewer into a vibrant, cinematic experience. Just as all sense of scale is lost amidst this raw and primal trip across the panorama of the mountains, we see three small human figures – hikers tackling the peak. Following their journey throughout the film, against rising and hanging fog, thunderstorm and falling rain, we experience first-hand the overwhelming power of nature and the insignificance of man within it.

Berg is the first feature film by Joke Olthaar. Her music documentary Here is Harry Merry, was a success at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013 and was described by de Volkskrant as ‘a true gem’. Together with André Schreuders she made the absurdist short film Duet of Three Idiots. Joke has a rich experience as a theatre maker. All her performances are about nature and/or performed in nature. In filmmaking, she is fascinated by the way people move physically in different lives. By following their movements closely, she tries to bring her audience to another state of mind. She tries to move people into a different world.

Netherlands Film Festival – WINNER, Directors’ Forum
Rotterdam International Film Festival – RUNNER UP, Audience-award
Ulju Mountain Film Festival – WINNER, Special Jury Prize
Mediawave, Hungary – WINNER, Experimental Award
Ciudad de Mexico International Film Festival – WINNER, Best Experimental Film
International Sound & Film Music Festival (ISFMF) – WINNER, Best Original Score, Documentary Feature


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Supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands in the United Kingdom.

Released in the UK Friday 28th April 2023

  • Director: Joke Olthaar
  • Year: 2021
  • Country: The Netherlands/Slovenia
  • Duration: 79 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary/drama
  • Production company: Seriousfilm
  • Cert: 12A

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EARTH DAY PREVIEW: Watershed, Bristol  |  Saturday 22nd April
EARTH DAY PREVIEW: Alhambra Cinema, Keswick  |  Saturday 22nd April
EARTH DAY PREVIEW: Highland Cinema, Fort William  |  Saturday 22nd April
EARTH DAY PREVIEW: National Science And Media Museum  |  Saturday 22nd April
Showroom, Sheffield  |  Virtual Q&A with Director Joke Olthaar and Director of Photography André Schreuders  |  Friday 28th April
Watershed, Bristol  |  From Friday 28th April
Phoenix, Exeter  | From Friday 28th April
Showroom, Sheffield  |  Friday 28th April
National Science And Media Museum  | From Friday 28th April
Dukes, Lancaster  | From Friday 28th April
Phoenix, Oban  |  From Friday 28th April
Alhambra Cinema, Keswick  |  From Friday 28th April
Highland Cinema, Fort William  |  From Friday 28th April
Jam Jar Cinema, Whitley Bay  |  Fri 28th, Sat 29th April and Tues 2nd May
Plough Arts Centre, Torrington  |  Virtual Q&A with Director Joke Olthaar and Director of Photography André Schreuders  | Tuesday 2nd May Kinokulture, Oswestry  |  Thursday 4th May
King Street Cinema, Ipswich  |  From Friday 5th May
Firstsite, Colchester  |  Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th May
Phoenix, Leicester  |  From Friday 12th May
Glasgow Film Theatre  |  Friday 12th – Thursday 18th May
Mareel, Lerwick  | Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th &Tuesday 16th May
ICA, London  | Q&A with Director Joke Olthaar and Director of Photography André Schreuders  |  Sunday 14th May
Depot, Lewes  | Q&A with Director Joke Olthaar and Director of Photography André Schreuders  |  Monday 15th May
Forum Cinema, Hexham  |  Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th May
Eden Court, Inverness  | Tuesday 16th – Thursday 18th May
QUAD, Derby  |  From Friday 19th May
Chapter, Cardiff  |  From Friday 19th May
Chichester Cinema at New Park  | Friday 19th, Sunday 21st & Tuesday 23rd May
MK Gallery, Milton Keynes  |  Friday 19th & Sunday 21st May
Bertha Dochouse, London  |  Saturday 20th May
Dundee Contemporary Arts  |  Sunday 21st, Monday 22nd & Wednesday 24th May
Barn Cinema, Dartington  | Saturday 27th, Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th May
Snowcat Cinema, Penarth  | Tuesday 30th May
Plymouth Arts Cinema  |  From Friday 2nd June
Lonsdale Alhambra Cinema, Penrith  |  Sunday 4th June
Plaza Cinema, Truro  |  Sunday 4th & Thursday 8th June
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal  |  Wednesday 7th June
Strode Theatre, Street  | Saturday 10th June
The Lexi, Kensal Rise, London  | Tuesday 13th June
Stamford Arts Centre  |  Wednesday 28th June
Aberystwyth Arts Centre  |  Monday 17th & Wednesday 19th July
Zeffirellis, Ambleside  |  Monday 7th August
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne  | Tuesday 22nd – Thursday 24th August



“The multiple levels on which the documentary works are Berg’s great strength…should preferably be viewed on the biggest possible screen or canvas…a daring premise that works out well.”

Berend Jan Bockting
de Volkskrant

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