Leonie, actrice en spionne

Annette Apon

IFFR 2020

The Tyger Burns

  • 90'
  • Netherlands
  • 2020

Annette Apon might have made her fiction feature debut only in 1982 with her Virginia Woolf adaptation, The Waves, but she had been an active figure in Dutch cinema culture since attending film academy. As a co-founder of film magazine Skrien in 1968, and the film collective Amsterdams Stadsjournaal in 1974, and as a writer, she has the voice of an activist. Multi-faceted and energetic, a bit maybe like the protagonists of her recent works: Droom en daad - Het zoeken van Henriëtte Roland Holst (2012), Ik wil gelukkig zijn. Fien de la Mar (1898-1965) (2016), and now Leonie, actrice en spionne.

Gertrud Franziska Pütz, better known as Leonie Brandt, is one of the most mysterious characters of 20th-century Netherlands' history. A German-born, Dutch-by-marriage actress and playwright who worked for the Dutch secret service and then also for the Nazis... But who was Leonie really? Or: Is there such a thing as a life that is 'real'?

Also see Talk: The Tyger Burns

Director
Annette Apon
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Production Year
2020
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
90'
Medium
DCP
International title
Leonie, Actress and Spy
Language
Dutch
Producer
Digna Sinke
Production Company
SNG Film
Sales
SNG Film
Screenplay
Annette Apon
Cinematography
Peter Brugman
Editor
Jan Ketelaars
Sound Design
Huibert Boon
Music
Harry de Wit
Cast
Cas Enklaar, , Martijn van der Veen , Rifka Lodeizen, Truus te Selle, Wart Kamps, Joost Tholens
Local Distributor
Mokum Film