Cobos Films

The Royal Republic



a film by Carmen Cobos

In The Royal Republic Spanish-Dutch filmmaker Carmen Cobos is given exclusive access to a group of musicians within the Dutch Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra that rarely receives attention, but would be badly missed if not present: the timpani and percussion section. It’s a pleasure to get to know these five men; to discover the love for their profession, the care for their instruments and the appreciation of their mutual connection. This beautifully presented documentary is a feel-good movie about friendship, craftsmanship and music.

From 9 February 2023 in the cinema.

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a film by Carmen Cobos & Kees Rijninks

How do you react when you are told you have an incurable illness? When producer Kees Rijninks, husband of filmmaker Carmen Cobos, is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, they both feel their world falling apart. After months of sadness, anger and denial, they are now trying to find a new balance in their lives. In TOGETHER they follow a group of incurably ill patients, their partners and their neurologist for a year to find an answer to the question of how people deal with the knowledge that they will slowly waste away with no prospect of recovery. Will they find the resilience to continue giving their lives a positive meaning in sometimes hopeless circumstances?

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