Director: Kim Hotterbeekx
Cast: Sophie Höppener, Rozanne de Bont, Huub Smit
Genre: drama, mistery, thriller
Run-time: 21 min 58 sec
Language: Dutch, with Romanian and English subtitles
Hotel Oswald tells the story of Helen who checks into a hotel. She is there to meet Naomi, who should arrive the following day. The hotel seems rather peculiar. It is very outdated, the hotel employee behaves factitiously/unnaturally and when Helen sits in the garden the next day she realises that something is wrong.
However, she forgets about it when Naomi arrives. Helen blossoms and the two of them have a romantic night together. But when Helen comes back to the hotel after going out to buy cigarettes, Naomi is gone and the hotel room is empty. Helen starts looking for Naomi but then it appears that she is being worked against in order to prevent solving this mysterious vanishing.
Euregion Film Festival – Heerlen, The Netherlands, 2018 – Audience Award
Cultura Nova – Heerlen, The Netherlands, 2018
Taratsa International Film Festival – Thessaloniki, Greece, 2018
Minsk International Short Film Festival – Minsk, Belarus, 2018
Queen City Film Festival – Cumberland, United States, 2018 – Best Cult Short