When life goes south, go north.

Maud and Frank are on holiday in Chile. Their relationship is fragile and so is Maud. After many years of trying, it is time to face the fact that they will never have children. However, Maud is in denial. After a huge fight with Frank, she runs off and sets out on a road trip through Chile where she meets a boy that goes by the name of Messi. This chance encounter between Messi and Maud turns into an epic adventure across Chile’ s breath-taking landscapes, and down a road of discovery.

FEATURE FILM (International title MESSI AND MAUD) writer DAAN GIELIS director MARLEEN JONKMAN dop JEROEN DE BRUIN producers DANIELLE GUIRGUIS - SMARTHOUSE FILMS & HANS DE WEERS - FATT PRODUCTIONS co-producer Germany ANETTE UNGER LEITWOLF TV- UND FILMPRODUKTION distributor benelux GUSTO ENTERTAINMENT world sales Visit Films genre DRAMATIC ROAD MOVIE

This Film is supported by THE NETHERLANDS FILM FUND developed at TORINO FILMLAB, EAVE // PUENTES selected for CINEMART // IFFR, NETHERLANDS PRODUCTION PLATFORM // NFF, GUANAJUATO IFF MEXICO, NOTHERN SEAS FORUM RUSSIA and EP2C POST-PRODUCTION WORKSHOP in collaboration with SAARLÄNDISCHER RUNDFUNK and ARTE funded by NORDMEDIA - FILM UND MEDIENGESELLSCHAFT NIEDERSACHSEN/BREMEN MBH

world premiere at  Toronto Film Festival's Discovery Program under the category of ‘Directors to Watch: The Future of World Cinema european premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam LIVE!