MESSI AND MAUD
(Original title LA HOLANDESA)
A chance encounter between a Dutch woman and a Chilean trucker’s young son turns into an epic adventure across Chile’ s breath-taking landscapes, and down a road of discovery .
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 now 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, that will see her travel to the depths of despair, before eventually making peace with herself.
FEATURE FILM 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 SEPTEMBER FILM 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!