Men Discussing Their Feelings in an Emotionally Healthy Way

Nominated for Best Director

Directed by

Cas Mulder & Simon Becks

22' • Netherlands • 2019

Dutch

A man without name tries to remain unscathed in an absurd world ruled by cruelty and miscommunication. His self-imposed sense of victimhood hampers his attempts to reach out to a nameless woman in his life. When he realises this woman uses his apathy to abuse him, something snaps. Men Discussing Their Feelings in an Emotionally Healthy Way is a dormant and stiff portrait that plays with expectations and exteriors. This part calvinistic black comedy and part Punch-and-Judy-Show tragedy offers frosty dialogue and disorderly gallows comedy with a near theatrical tone.