Scene from the film Now something is slowly changing
Scene from the film Now something is slowly changing
Scene from the film Now something is slowly changing
Scene from the film Now something is slowly changing
Scene from the film Now something is slowly changing
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Now something is slowly changing

  • Netherlands
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Now something is slowly changing is a clear-cut, distinctly visual portrayal of the present-day coaching and training culture. Using only fixed, wide camera angles, the film investigates different forms of self-development and courses for inner growth and performance improvement. Without protagonists, interviews or voice-overs the film observes, for instance, animal assisted therapy sessions, a class in happiness for primary school children, a training session in dealing with tension and aggression for city law enforcement officers and a vlogger trying to calm her stressed-out followers with gentle, relaxing sounds. It is left up to the spectator to decide whether these mindfulness training programs and coaching courses symbolize something bigger. Where did this search for self-improvement come from? Are we ever good enough?


  • Original Title
    Nu verandert er langzaam iets
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    mint film office
  • Cinematography
    David Spaans
  • Editing
    Albert Markus Jr.
  • Sound
    Gerben Kokmeijer, Lennert Hunfeld
  • Runtime
    106 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Netherlands
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
    • DOCfeed, The Netherlands
    • ZagrebDox – International Documentary Film Festival, Croatia
    • True/False, United States
    • One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic
    • Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Ukraine
    • DOCVILLE – International Documentary Film Festival, Belgium
    • It’s All True – International Documentary Film Festival, Brazil
    • Europe on Screen, Indonesia
    • Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Poland
    • Docaviv – The Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, Israel
    • Elbedock – Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic
    • Sheffield Doc/Fest International Documentary Festival, United Kingdom
    • Nederlands Film Festival, the Netherlands
    • Inconvenient Films, Lithuania
    • Planeta.doc – International socio-environmental Film Festival, Brazil
  • Awards
    • Beeld en Geluid IDFA Award for Dutch Documentary - IDFA is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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