Enchanting cinematic and musical homage to the Wadden region
After five years’ work, including 300 days shooting, yielding 500 hours of footage, Ruben Smit's new movie – WAD, overleven op de grens van water en land (WAD, surviving where water and land meet) – is finally finished. The filmmaker reaped fame as well as the most prestigious Dutch film award, the Gouden Kalf, with his 2013 box office hit De Nieuwe Wildernis (The New Wilderness). His ode to the Wadden region, WAD, recently achieved gold Gouden Film status, drawing over 120,000 to the movie theatres. So be sure to visit the Romeo Tent for the premier performance of WAD live, an enchanting version of the film, including loads of previously unreleased footage. Director Smit will act as narrator, and together with the 42-strong Noordpool Orchestra, will be creating a unique, musical, cinematic homage to the untainted beauty of the only Dutch nature reserve that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Orchestra director Reinout Douma reworked the music of Boy Edgar Prize winner Martin Fondse into a glorious Wadden symphony to match the natural beauty above and below the water during the changing seasons.
“The beauty of the Wadden captured on film is breathtaking. (....) this is astounding nature”