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8th edition: 10 April - 14 April 2019

La Holandesa (Messi and Maud) (2018 Feature Film)

Marleen JONKMAN | Netherlands, Germany | 2017 | color | DCP | 90' | Dutch, Spanish | e.s.

How do you deal with the sorrow of not being able to have children? Dutch woman Maud undertakes an aimless journey through Chile, filmed with breathtaking beauty. The actress Rifka Lodeizen stands out in this roadmovie, which shows how you can lose yourself – and then find yourself again.

For eight years, Maud and Frank have tried to have children. In vain. Now they are on holiday in Chile, in order to ‘start afresh’. That’s a nice idea, but it isn’t that easy. Certainly not for Maud, who impulsively packs her rucksack after a fierce quarrel and sets off to go north, ignoring the voicemails from Frank. 

In this surefooted debut by Marleen Jonkman, actress Rifka Lodeizen makes sure we always have sympathy for Maud, no matter what stupid things she does. Her journey through a beautifully filmed and very varied Chilean landscape offers her an opportunity to break free of herself and her past. Along dusty highways, in anonymous roadside restaurants, she is an unknown 'blonde' and she can keep inventing a new life story. A moving drama about a wandering woman who finally finds her own way again. 

Place: The Cinemas 1

Date: 12 April 2018

Time: 13:15

Duration: 1:10

Place: The Cinemas 2

Date: 13 April 2018

Time: 21:30

Duration: 1:10

Place: The Cinemas 1

Date: 14 April 2018

Time: 16:15

Duration: 1:10

Year in Festival
2018
Director
Marleen JONKMAN
Camera
Jeroen de Bruin
Cast
Rifka Lodeizen
Cristóbal Farias
Guido Pollemans
Daniel Candia
Rodrigo Soto
Koke Santa Ana
Carolina Diaz
Country
Netherlands
Germany
Editor
Wouter van Luijn
Katarina Türler
Language
Dutch
Spanish
Length
90'
Music
Daniel Sus
Matthias Klein
Producer
Danielle Guirguis
Hans de Weers
Elwin Looije
Anette Unger
Rüdiger Wolf
Sven Rudat
Production Company
Smarthouse Films
FATT Productions
Leitwolf TV- und Filmproduktion
Sales
Visit Films
Scenario
Daan Gielis
Sound Design
Rainer Heesch
Year of Production
2017
Marleen JONKMAN

When she was young, the Dutch Marleen JONKMAN already illustrated the books her sister wrote. She went on to study Film at the University of Amsterdam and then attended the Netherlands Film Academy. She graduated with the prize-winning short Daughter in 2005. She joined production house Czar to direct commercials, shorts and video clips. In 2010, she made the TV film Near Neighbours for VPRO’s One Night Stand, which was written together with her sister Janneke Jonkman. Marleen Jonkman’s first feature film Messi and Maud (2017) premiered in Toronto.

Filmography

(selection) Dochter/Daughter (2005, short), Dao (2008, short), Iedereen die iets betekent/Everyone Who Means Something (2008, short), Verre vrienden/Near Neighbours (2010, TV), La Holandesa/Messi and Maud (2017)