My Rembrandt

  • Directed by: Oeke Hoogendijk
  • Produced by: Discours Films
  • Length: 95′
  • Language: Dutch, English, French
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Year: 2019

Aristocrats cherish, experts rule, art dealers hunt, collectors crave and museums battle for Rembrandt. 350 years after the grand master of intimacy’s death, entire nations are more than ever obsessed with the his paintings. My Rembrandt is an epic art thriller into the super exclusive world of the Old Masters collectors.

Oeke Hoogendijk is an internationally acclaimed documentary maker. She studied stage direction at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht and made her debut with her film documentary The Saved (1998), which won the Dutch Academy Award “Het Gouden Beeld” of 1998 and the “Euro-Comenius Award” in Vienna (1999). Her second film, The Holocaust Experience (2002), had its premiere during IDFA 2002 and was selected for several festivals in Europe and the US. Over a period of ten years Hoogendijk followed the large-scale renovation and re-organisation of the world-famous Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. She turned this material into a four-episode television series and a feature film for the big screen (2014). For this film she received a large number of prizes in the Netherlands and abroad, including the Golden Calf at the Netherlands Film Festival, the Jury Award at the Festival International du Film Montreal, the Prix D’Italia and the Prix du Meilleur Documentaire at the Festival International du Film Montreal, and Best Dutch Documentary at IDFA 2014. 
Hoogendijk specializes in documentaries about art. They are often long-running projects with a cinematographic approach that involves capturing the content as much as possible in scenes. 

 

At present Hoogendijk is working on the full-length documentary Licht  about the unique Holland Festival Production during which this megalomaniac opera cycle by Stockhausen was performed under the baton of Pierre Audi; De Schatten van de Krim [The treasures of the Crimea] (Zeppers film) about about how a centuries-old museum collection of artifacts from long lost civilizations became a focal point in one of the world’s major political controversies today; and Operatie Nachtwacht [Operation Night Watch] (Discours Film) about the large-scale restoration of The Night Watch.