Dorst

Craving

Saskia Diesing

Twenty-something Coco has no idea what she wants to do with her life. A hopeless affair with the recently divorced fifty-something Hans is ample evidence of that. When one day she bumps into her mother Elisabeth in town, her mother tells her that she is terminally ill. And then she walks away with a throwaway “let’s call sometime”, leaving her daughter in confusion. This is symptomatic of the difficult relationship between the two of them: one is distant and rational, the other yearns for attention and love. In an ultimate attempt to get closer, Coco decides to move back in with her mother and care for her. That leads to painful revelations and tragicomic situations.

Saskia Diesing filmed the novel by Esther Gerritsen as a merciless and humane sketch of people’s inability to get closer to each other. The actors are the heart of the film. Dutch musical star Simone Kleinsma, in her very first leading role in a film, turns in a wonderful performance as the hard yet vulnerable Elisabeth.

  

Screenings

  • Pathé 2
    English subtitles
    Mon 29 Jan Buy
  • Oude Luxor
    English subtitles
    Mon 29 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 5
    English subtitles
    Tue 30 Jan Buy
  • KINO 1
    English subtitles
    Thu 1 Feb Buy
  • Cinerama 1
    English subtitles
    Fri 2 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Saskia Diesing
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Netherlands
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
95’
Language
Dutch
Producer
Hanneke Niens, Hans de Wolf
Production Company
KeyFilm
Sales
Media Luna New Films
Writer
Saskia Diesing, Esther Gerritsen
Cinematography
Aage Hollander
Editor
Axel Skovdal Roelofs
Production Design
Diana van de Vossenberg
Sound Design
Marco Vermaas
Music
Paul Eisenach
Cast
Simone Kleinsma, Elise van 't Laar, Leopold Witte, Stefan de Walle, Margôt Ros, René Groothof, Patrick Stoof
Website
http://keyfilm.nl/project/dorst