TITLE The Long River Slides
COUNTRY The Netherlands
YEAR 2019
DIRECTOR Sanne Rovers
LENGHT 53′ 25″
FORMAT Digital
SOUND Gideon Bijlsma
EDITING Riekje Ziengs

Punk brass band De Kift has been performing its unique brand of music on the international scene for over 30 years. Frontman Ferry Heijne sets off by boat searching for adventure and inspiration. The portholes frame the barren winter landscape. Heijne listens to the stories told by people he meets along the way. Their stories are suffused with the air of loneliness, wistfulness and stubborn determination that characterize the sound of De Kift.

The struggle of life is the inspiration for new music.


Sanne Rovers

Sanne Rovers is a Dutch documentary and multi media director. In 2019 her film The Long River Slides premiered at IDFA and had a special live event combination of film and musical performance in the IDFA Live on Stage section. Her short documentary Homo Ludens (2018) won the Audience Award at the Go Short Film Festival. Her youth documentaries Wild Lily (2011) and The World of Kim and Bob (2016) were both nominated for a Prix de Jeunesse. Her documentary films have a strong cinematographic and playful approach. She searches for sensitive stories while not losing the light hearted moments in life.