New European Ensemble presents the film 1984 with Edward Snowden on NPO Television Network
New European Ensemble presents the premiere of the Dutch language film 1984 with Edward Snowden on Sunday March 21 at 23:05 on Netherlands NPO2 Extra. The film with actor Boris van der Ham and whistleblower Edward Snowden is based George Orwell’s classic novel. The Estonian composer Mihkel Kerem wrote a new ensemble piece based on the novel, which will be performed by the New European Ensemble in the film. The premiere of the English language version of the film with actor Joseph Thompson, will be launched with Greengage Ventures on April 23 at 19:00. A tour with performances in theatres will begin in October 2021.
1984 Movie Premiere
The New European Ensemble drafted Gijs Besseling to create a full-length movie combining Kerem’s ensemble piece with texts from Orwell’s novel acted by Boris van der Ham and Joseph Thompson and presented by Edward Snowden. Musicians from the ensemble also act in a gripping cinematic rendition of the events from novel.
Text: George Orwell
Film: Gijs Besseling
Director: Emlyn Stam
Producer: Frederique Meijers
Actor: Boris van der Ham/Joseph Thompson
Presentation: Edward Snowden
Music and conductor: Mihkel Kerem
Cello solo: Willem Stam
Ensemble: New European Ensemble
Duration: 65 minutes
Made possible by: Het Kersjesfonds, the Netherlands Performing Art Fund and The City of The Hague for making 1984 possible.
21 March 2021 | 11:05 pm
Online at NPO2 Extra