La Holandesa (Messi and Maud)

Marleen Jonkman

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 wandering who finally finds her own way again.

With IFFR Live screening on Fri 26 Jan
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Screenings

  • Doelen Jurriaanse Zaal
    English subtitles
    Fri 26 Jan Buy
  • Oude Luxor
    English subtitles
    Fri 26 Jan Buy
  • LantarenVenster 1
    Dutch subtitles
    Sun 28 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 7
    Dutch subtitles
    Wed 31 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 3
    Dutch subtitles
    Fri 2 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Marleen Jonkman
Premiere
European premiere
Country
Netherlands, Germany
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
90’
Language
Dutch, Spanish
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
Writer
Daan Gielis
Cinematography
Jeroen de Bruin
Editor
Wouter van Luijn, Katarina Türler
Sound Design
Rainer Heesch
Music
Daniel Sus, Matthias Klein
Cast
Rifka Lodeizen, Cristóbal Farias, Guido Pollemans, Daniel Candia, Rodrigo Soto, Koke Santa Ana, Carolina Diaz