Face Value

Face Value


Face Value is a film which combines minute preparation with openness, thought with action. It presents a set of different positions within a field of relations, that could be called "Europe", an imaginary and partial Europe located between London, Marseille, Prague and the Netherlands. In Face Value everything revolves around the face and sight: the desire to be seen, the fear of being seen, the inability to see oneself, the fear and the desire to see others. And within the theme of seeing: the confused struggle for identity, the ferocious struggle for territory, the great movements of life and death. Face Value is also a film about photography. I have portrayed not only faces, but also spaces and words, just like Noshka has created a sound portrait of voices and languages.” – Johan van der Keuken

Special Features

The Mask (1989, 53 mins)

Technical Specs

Director: Johan van der Keuken
Year: 1991
Country: Netherlands
Language: Dutch
Duration: 120 min
Colour: Colour
Certificate: E