directed by Guido van Driel and Lennert Hillege
If you can forgive life gets much easier.
Marie Wankelmut, once successful graphic novelist, lives in the Amsterdam red-light district. Being a drunk and a loose cannon, she gets into one conflict after another. A horrific sobering incident in the house next door forces her to take action and get her life back on course.
DRAMA DCP/HD • 2019 • NETHERLANDS • 84MIN
CAST Susanne Wolff, Dragos Bucur, Jan Bijvoet
ORIGINAL LANGUAGES Dutch, English, German
PRODUCED BY Family Affair Films
CO-PRODUCED BY Bulletproof Cupid, VPRO
GUIDO VAN DRIEL is a graphic novelist and filmmaker. His first fiction film was the poetic singleplay Green is still the most beautiful color for grass. With his first feature film The Resurrection of a Bastard based on his own graphic novel «About eachother in Dokkum», Guido put himself on the map. The film was the opening of IFFR 2013 and was flooded with rave reviews. BLOODY MARIE is his second feature film.
LENNERT HILLEGE was cameraman of all Van Driel’s films and of more than 20 feature films. In 2010 he won the Golden Calf for Best Camera for RU There (Cannes’ Un Certain Regard in 2011) by David Verbeek. Hillege won numerous prizes for Urszula Antoniaks Beyond Words as well. BLOODY MARIE is his script and directing debut.
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