When there is a break-in in her home, interior buyer Helen is in shock. She secretly mourns for her lost belongings with which she had intimate relationships. With this theft, she discovers that she has lost a part of herself that is not easy to replace. When she invites her friends over for an evening re-decorating her house, her detachment of her surrounding leads to a lurid finale.

Director Bio

Malu Janssen (1989) is a director and screenwriter living in Amsterdam. She studied theater and film studies at Utrecht University before entering the Netherlands Film Academy where she graduated in 2016. Her graduation film OUR OWN (Eigen, original title) is a short film about identical twin sisters trying to find an identity of their own during a spiritual retreat. OUR OWN premiered at the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur before traveling to other festivals like Palm Springs Shortfest. She just finished her new short STUFF which she wrote and directed, about a woman’s far reaching love for her design objects.


  • Directed by:Malu Janssen
  • Written by:Malu Janssen
  • Produced by:Marc Bary & Steven Rubinstein Malamud
  • Runtime:13 mins
  • Completion Date:October 1, 2019
  • Country of Origin:Netherlands
  • Country of Filming:Netherlands
  • Language:Dutch
  • Category:International Live-Action
  • Selection:Main Competition - Programme 14
  • In Person Screening Time & Venue:Nov 6th Bridgeways Ballymahon 3 - 4pm
  • Online Screening TimeNov 7th 10am - 10pm
  • Links: Website

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Still Voices 2021 Programme Announced

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 15 September, 2021

The full programme for the 2021 Still Voices Film Festival has been announced.

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Terence Davies & Pat Collins Directing Masterclass

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 22 September, 2021

Terence Davies & Pat Collins Directing Masterclass at Still Voices 21

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Terence Davies to Attend Still Voices 21

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 22 September, 2021

Acclaimed Director Terence Davies to attend Still Voices Film Festival 2021.


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