Iles flottantes

  • 82'
  • Netherlands
  • 2001

Girlfriends Kate, Sascha and Isa allow themselves to drift along with the stream of life. They don’t believe in anything, certainly not in themselves, and are used to mocking themselves and tackling things with irony. But now they are approaching 30, they begin to realise that they can’t joke about everything and that it’s time to start taking life seriously.

When Kate breaks off her relationship with Max on the day after her 30th birthday, she moves in with Sascha. Kate is in trouble because she is pregnant and doesn’t know who the father is – for a while she has being having an affair with Christophe, Isa’s boyfriend. Kate doesn’t want to talk about her problems, she wants to get an abortion arranged first, and fast. When it turns out that she isn’t pregnant at all, the largest part of the problem is solved. But in the meantime, events have been set in motion which are not so easy to stop. While Kate just can’t seem to understand what a mess she has made of things, Sascha has a terrible experience and Isa is not having an easy time, either.

Nanouk Leopold shot her feature debut in Rotterdam, which is portrayed both unobtrusively and atmospherically. Her eye for significant detail is also revealed in the telling portrayal of a generation that is beautifully performed by the young cast. The cameraman was Benito Strangio, who was earlier responsible for Jacky by Fow Pyng Hu and Brat Ljatifi.

Director
Nanouk Leopold
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Production Year
2001
Festival Edition
IFFR 2001
Length
82'
Medium
35mm
Language
Dutch
Producer
Stienette Bosklopper
Production Companies
IDTV FILM/Motel Films, Circe Films
Sales
Circe Films
Screenplay
Nanouk Leopold
Cinematography
Benito Strangio
Editor
Katharina Wartena
Production Design
Diana van de Vossenberg
Music
Harry de Wit
Cast
Maria Kraakman, Halina Reijn, Manja Topper, Jacob Derwig, Kuno Bakker, Leopold Witte, Annemarie Prins
Local Distributor
A-Film Distribution