Rotterdam Films

Rijneke & van Leeuwaarden

Don’t Catch My Face

Carel van Hees


People. Young and old, fat and thin, black and white. Sand, sea, wind and clouds, a day at the beach. In the background, the decor of ships entering and leaving the port, oil rigs, windmills whirling frenziedly and a radar station.

Ego and vanity, machismo, insecurity and unconditional love, brought together on a small stretch of land. DON’T CATCH MY FACE is an ode to life.Carel van Hees (1954, Rotterdam) is well known for his work as a photographer. For the past few years, he has been concentrating more and more on making video installations and films. His first documentary was screened in Rotterdam in 1996. In 2003 he received the Cultuurprijs Zuid-Holland for his whole oeuvre.


Directed & Camera by Carel van Hees

Script/Concept: Carel van Hees, Dirk Rijneke & Mildred van Leeuwaarden.

Sound: Myrna Petter

Assistent to the director: John Vane

Editing: Stephan Warmenhoven

Color Grading & Graphics: Reinier van Brummelen

Sound foley: Stefan de Groen

Sound mix: Ranko Paukovic

Post-production facilities: Laurent Fluttert, original music Paleis van Boem, production Rijneke & van Leeuwaarden for Rotterdam Films

This film has been supported by: Stimuleringsfonds Nederlandse Culturele Omroepproducties, RTV Rijnmond, Rotterdam Festivals, Rotterdams Fonds voor de Film en audiovisuele media © Rotterdam Films 2005

Selected for the Main Programme of the 34 th International Film Festival Rotterdam