Bloody Mondays and Strawberry Pies

Beauty, love, work... sometimes it just isn’t worth getting out of bed for. Bloody Mondays and Strawberry Pies examines the role of boredom in the human condition by showing the lives of a 32 year-old Wall Street stockbroker who makes millions a year, a desert nomad who does nothing all day, the last living spy from the Second World War, a painter who has been painting Time for the last 42 years and the first school shooter in history, Brenda Spencer, who at the age of 16 shot eleven people because, as she put it, “I don’t like Mondays”. Actor John Malkovich gives voice to the inner bored human being. His fascinating timbre crawls under your skin and wonders: ‘How many people in the world are like me?’ The answers are right in the silent Sahara of your mind.

Festivals and Awards

International Documentary and Short Film Festival “Docufest”, Kosovo (2009) – the Audience Award
Monterrey International Film Festival, Mexico (2009) – the Award for Best Documentary and Best Editing
Netherlands Film Festival (2008) – the Golden Calf for Best Feature Documentary
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (2009)
AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival, USA (2009)
International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany (2009)

Coco Schrijber

She was born in 1961, and studied at the Rietveld Arts Academy, Amsterdam, majoring in audio-visual art. She has made seven films, four of which have been awarded at various film festivals, with her last film Wonderful World (2005) taking six international prizes. Schrijber has an interest in tackling abstract subjects such as the beauty of war or the upside of boredom which results in essay-like films with bite.

Selected Filmography

Wonderful World (2005)
First Kill (2001)
Lunch in Budapest (1996)


Director and Scriptwriter: Coco Schrijber
Cinematography: Martijn van Broekhuizen
Music: Marc Lizier
Sound: Rik Meier
Film Editing: Gys Zevenbergen
Producers: Harmen Jalvingh, JB Macrander
Production: Bonanza Films
The Netherlands, 2008, 87 min.