The complex histories of Europe’s colonial and post-colonial enterprises resurface in this poignant, layered story about fathers and sons. A Frysian bicycle mechanic receives an urgent phone call from the African continent, when an Ethiopian on death row claims to be his brother.
The Bastard intertwines the stories of the adult child and the elderly father, the colonial history of the Dutch Indies with Ethiopia in the seventies, and contemporary South Africa with The Netherlands. At the Movies that Matter Film Festival 2018 The Basterd won the Golden Butterfly for best Dutch human rights film.
After the screening there will be a talk with film director Floris-Jan van Luyn and transcultural psychiatrist Glenn Helberg