Meat (Netherlands, 2010; 85 min.)
Directors: Victor Nieuwenhuijs and Maartje Seygerth
A butcher and his neighborhood butchery both appear at first perfectly normal, but relationships are not what they seem in this sexually charged standout drama from the 2010 Rotterdam International Film Festival. The butcher (Titus Muizelaar) operates a seemingly ordinary life and business, but once the young and intoxicating assistant Roxy (Nellie Benner) starts working at his shop, everyday life soon begins to take on unexpected new forms. After business hours, employer and employee relationships shift and change as the two take part in bizarre psychological games, with art student Roxie capturing events on her video camera.
Their journey takes them on a wild ride and offers a glimpse behind the veil of normalcy, with dark consequences. Veteran Dutch filmmakers Maartje Seyferth and Victor Nieuwenhuijs will be in attendance for this North American premiere.
Cast: Nellie Benner, Hugo Metsers, Titus Muizelaar