Newspaper columnist and author Femke Boot is suffering from writers’ block and her mood isn’t improved by the torrent of abuse and death threats she receives daily on social media. When she discovers that her obnoxious, loud neighbour is one of the anonymous people posting vile comments, she snaps and takes matters into her own hands. As she finds herself able to write again, she sets out on a mission - track down the trolls and deliver some swift, polite and deadly vengeance. A pitch-black whimsical comedy for our over-connected age.
Hugely popular in LIFF 2020, The Columnist feels even more relevant following the events on Capitol Hill on 6 January 2021 as it raises the issue of the consequences of free speech.
DirectorIvo van Aart