directed by Robert Jan Westdijk
You can't choose your father. Neither can you choose your son.
Victor is a cynical crime novelist; his son Zach is a cello-player. When they get thrown out by their women on the same day, the two men have to sort out themselves and their relationship during a turbulent trip to Scotland where Victor's latest book has to be promoted. A film about a father who needs to grow up and his son who should take life less seriously.
COMEDY DRAMA DCP/HD - 2017 - THE NETHERLANDS - 93min
ORIGINAL TITLE WATERBOYS
CAST Leopold Witte, Tim Linde, Helen Belbin, Julie McLellan & The Waterboys
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Dutch, English
PRODUCED BY Venfilm
IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH Grote Broer Filmwerken
ROBERT JAN WESTDIJK is a Dutch filmmaker who burst onto the scene in 1995 with his debut film ZUSJE (LITTLE SISTER), awarded with the Best Film award at the Netherlands Film Festival and went on to win 12 awards at film festivals around the world. The following years he directed 4 more feature films which were successful at the Dutch box office and amassed a total of 8 national Dutch film awards and 11 nominations. But after shooting the highly commercial thriller THE DINNER CLUB (2010), he took a break from filmmaking, in search for a new balance and purpose. The result is WATERBOYS, his most personal and heart-felt film to date, which was welcomed with unanimous four star reviews by the Dutch film press.
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - Official Selection, European Perspectives