Behind an immense shopping mall in the metropolis of Taipei an eight-year-old girl plays with her kite on a nightly parking lot. Submerged in an impressive, chaotic, and even a bit unpleasant environment the girl uses her buzzing surroundings as playground. An observant bystander, a Dutch photographer, is able to capture this moment with his camera.
An Impossibly Small Object, the new film by David Verbeek, has now been selected and is in competition for the BIG SCREEN AWARD of the International Film Festival Rotterdam – IFFR.
Verbeek was born in 1980 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and lives and works in Shanghai, China. In 2010 R U THERE (2009) was selected for the Cannes film festival where it was in the prestigious ‘Un Certain Regard’ section. The film was also the winner of several international festival prizes around the world. His film Full Contact premiered in 2015 as part of the PLATFORM competition at the Toronto International Film Festival and its art version was exhibited in the group show ‘Close Up – A New Generation of Film and Video Artists in the Netherlands’ in EYE, Amsterdam and at the 2017 edition of the fair Art Rotterdam in the section ‘Projections’.