MESSI AND MAUD (POST-LAB PREVIEW)

by Marleen Jonkman
MESSI AND MAUD (POST-LAB PREVIEW) - MESSI E MAUD (POST-LAB PREVIEW)

Informations

Nation: Netherlands, Germany

Year: 2017

Length: 92'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Forty-year-old Maud feels like she has failed. After years of trying, she and her boyfriend Frank have to accept that they will never have children. To breathe new life into their relationship, Frank takes her on a trip to Patagonia. While Frank puts all of his energy into making a new start, Maud continues to be obsessed with having a child. After one final quarrel on the subject, she abandons Frank to travel alone, without destination, over Chile’s serpentine topography. From the rough and cold South of Patagonia to the sweltering heat of the Northern desert, Maud finally makes peace with herself.

Director

Marleen Jonkman

Marleen Jonkman

Marleen Jonkman (1979) has been telling stories since she was a child, illustrating the books her sister wrote. She studied film at the University of Amsterdam followed by the Netherlands Film Academy. She graduated film school in 2005 with the short film Dochter. It toured the festival circuit and won among others Clermont Ferrand and Seattle. She has directed many commercials, shorts and music videos. Messi and Maud is her first feature film.

Filmography:
Dochter (cm, 2005), Dao (cm, 2008), Iedereen die iets betekent (cm, 2009), Verre Vrienden (cm, 2010), Messi and Maud (2017).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Marleen Jonkman
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Daan Gielis
fotografia/cinematography
Jeroen de Bruin
montaggio/film editing
Wouter van Luijn, Katarina Türler
scenografia/production design
Anahi Serena, Seves Rojas
costumi/costume design
Lynn van Eck
musica/music
Daniel Sus, Matthias Klein
suono/sound
Rainer Heesch, Claas Meier, Luuk Hoogstraten
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Rifka Lodeizen (Maud) Cristóbal Farias (Messi), Guido Pollemans (Frank), Daniel Candia (il padre di Messi/Messi’s father), Paola Lattus (Jazmin) Aldo Sandrino (Eze), Rodrigo Soto (Fabian), Carolina Díaz (Elisa), Octavio Navarette (Javier), Matias Burgos (Rodrigo)
produttori/producers
Danielle Guirguis, Hans de Weers, Elwin Looije
produzione/production
Smarthouse Films, Fatt Productions
coproduttori/coproducers
Anette Unger, Rüdiger Wolf, Sven Rudat, Luis Cifuentes
coproduzione/coproduction
Leitwolf TV - und Filmproduktion, Lucho Films


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contatti/contacts
Visit Films
Joe Janyck
jy@visitfilms.com
www.visitfilms.com

Director statement

“In our western society, we believe life is what we make of it, it’s our own responsibility to get as much out of life as possible. To be happy. But when confronted with a fact of nature, or maybe a failure of nature, you realise we are all humans, all equal and all just a small part of a bigger plan. We can’t control everything and that’s ok.” 

Synopsis Learn more

Forty-year-old Maud feels like she has failed. After years of trying, she and her boyfriend Frank have to accept that they will never have children. To breathe new life into their relationship, Frank takes her on a trip to Patagonia. While Frank puts all of his energy into making a new start, Maud continues to be obsessed with having a child. After one final quarrel on the subject, she abandons Frank to travel alone, without destination, over Chile’s serpentine topography. From the rough and cold South of Patagonia to the sweltering heat of the Northern desert, Maud finally makes peace with herself.

Director All about direction

Marleen Jonkman

Marleen Jonkman

Marleen Jonkman (1979) has been telling stories since she was a child, illustrating the books her sister wrote. She studied film at the University of Amsterdam followed by the Netherlands Film Academy. She graduated film school in 2005 with the short film Dochter. It toured the festival circuit and won among others Clermont Ferrand and Seattle. She has directed many commercials, shorts and music videos. Messi and Maud is her first feature film.

Filmography:
Dochter (cm, 2005), Dao (cm, 2008), Iedereen die iets betekent (cm, 2009), Verre Vrienden (cm, 2010), Messi and Maud (2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Marleen Jonkman
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Daan Gielis
fotografia/cinematography
Jeroen de Bruin
montaggio/film editing
Wouter van Luijn, Katarina Türler
scenografia/production design
Anahi Serena, Seves Rojas
costumi/costume design
Lynn van Eck
musica/music
Daniel Sus, Matthias Klein
suono/sound
Rainer Heesch, Claas Meier, Luuk Hoogstraten
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Rifka Lodeizen (Maud) Cristóbal Farias (Messi), Guido Pollemans (Frank), Daniel Candia (il padre di Messi/Messi’s father), Paola Lattus (Jazmin) Aldo Sandrino (Eze), Rodrigo Soto (Fabian), Carolina Díaz (Elisa), Octavio Navarette (Javier), Matias Burgos (Rodrigo)
produttori/producers
Danielle Guirguis, Hans de Weers, Elwin Looije
produzione/production
Smarthouse Films, Fatt Productions
coproduttori/coproducers
Anette Unger, Rüdiger Wolf, Sven Rudat, Luis Cifuentes
coproduzione/coproduction
Leitwolf TV - und Filmproduktion, Lucho Films


**
contatti/contacts
Visit Films
Joe Janyck
jy@visitfilms.com
www.visitfilms.com

Director statement Read more

“In our western society, we believe life is what we make of it, it’s our own responsibility to get as much out of life as possible. To be happy. But when confronted with a fact of nature, or maybe a failure of nature, you realise we are all humans, all equal and all just a small part of a bigger plan. We can’t control everything and that’s ok.”