directed by Jaap van Heusden
A tale of two drifting souls.
A sturdy flight attendant has to deliver a child in mid-air on a flight to Bucharest. In the aftermath her cabdriver collides with a fifteen year old boy who lives in the tunnels under the city. They get involved in a confusing mother/lover relationship.
DRAMA DCP/HD - 2017 - Netherlands - 102min
ORIGINAL TITLE IN BLUE
CAST Maria Kraakman, Bogdan Iancu, Line Pillet, Hannah van Lunteren
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Dutch, English, Romanian
PRODUCED BY IJswater Films
JAAP VAN HEUSDEN (1979) graduated from The Netherlands Film Academy in 2005 with A Complicated Story, Simply Told, which was shortlisted for the Student Academy Awards and selected for the Cannes Film Festival and AFI. Since then, he (co)wrote and directed several short and medium length drama films and feature length telefilms. His 1st feature length (tele)film Win/Win was theatrically released and selected by 40 international film- & TV festivals and won the Prix Europe Best Screenplay, Best Actor Award Brooklyn Film Festival, Special Mention Award Mannheim-Heidelberg. The feature length telefilm The New World was selected by 45 international film- & TV festivals on all continents and won the Emmy Award for Best Actress, Signis Award for Best Film at the Washington DC Film Festival and the Heinrich Prize at Braunschweig FF. In Blue is van Heusden’s second feature film which will be theatrically released in the Benelux in 2017.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
DUTCH ACADEMY AWARDS - WINNER BEST DIRECTOR, BEST SCREENPLAY & BEST ACTRESS