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The Netherlands / 83' / 01/2021 / fiction

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 shocking 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.

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Square Eyes - 21_officialselection_0

Tim Leyendekker


Tim Leyendekker (1973, the Netherlands) is an artist based between Rotterdam and Strasbourg. He received an MFA from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. His films contain a palpable trace of its creation process, engaging the viewer to critically relate to the construction of the work itself. His work has been shown in several major galleries and festivals around the world such as IFFR, the Power Plant (Toronto), EMAF (Osnabrück), Centre Pompidou (Paris) and Loop Barcelona. His most recent film Blinder was nominated for a Tiger Shorts award in Rotterdam and was awarded the main prize at the inaugural edition of Moscow International Experimental Film Festival. Leyendekker also works as a producer for other artists’ work and as an independent film programmer, curating a monthly program at WORM (Rotterdam), and other venues.


  • Feast – 2021 – feature
  • BLINDER – 2015 – short film
  • The Healers – 2010 – short film
  • Opening night – 2009 – short film
  • Still – 2006 – short film
  • How The West Was Won And Where It Got Us – 2003 – short film
  • (hectaren) – 2001 – short film
Square Eyes - photo by Frank Hanswijk
photo by Frank Hanswijk


Director: Tim Leyendekker
Screenplay: Tim Leyendekker, Gerardjan Rijnders
Producer: Marc Thelosen, Koert Davidse, Tim Leyendekker
Production company: seriousFilm, absent without leave
Cinematographer: Benito Strangio, Adri Schrover, Reinier van Brummelen, Boris van Hoof, Claire Pijman, Aafke Beernink, Robijn Voshol
Sound Recording: Gerben Kokmeijer, Jeroen Leemans
Sound Design: Hugo Dijkstal
Editor: Matte Mourik, Tim Leyendekker
Production Designer: Diana van de Vossenberg
Cast: Kuno Bakker, Oscar van den Boogaard, Sanne den Hartogh, Koen van Kaam, Trudi Klever, Eelco Smits, Maureen Teeuwen, Hans J., Bert Luppes, Katerina Seneti, Vincent van der Valk


  • International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands (1 – 7 February, 2021)
    Tiger Competition


Press materials

EPK: Click here

Stills, poster & director’s photo: Click here

Dialogue list English: Click here

Downloadable trailer: not yet available