9th edition: 21 April – 26 April 2020

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

Als kind illustreerde Marleen JONKMAN (Nederland) al de boeken die haar zus schreef. Ze studeerde film aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam en volgde daarna een filmopleiding aan de Nederlandse Filmacademie. Ze ontving haar BA met de prijswinnende korte film Dochter in 2005. Vervolgens sloot ze zich aan bij productiemaatschappij Czar, waar ze reclames, korte films en videoclips maakte. In 2010 maakte ze voor VPRO’s One Night Stand de tv-film Verre vrienden, die ze samen met haar zus Janneke schreef. Jonkmans eerste speelfilm La Holandesa (2017) ging in wereldpremière op het filmfestival van 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)