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Marleen Jonkman – Messi and Maud (La Hollandesa) #TFF35

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A road movie in search of her own self, for a Dutch woman around South America.

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PODCAST| Angelo Acerbi interviews Marleen Jonkman, director of the film Messi and Maud (La Hollandesa).

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Marleen Jonkman directs a film about a woman who has to fight her obsession of becoming a mother once she has to surrender to the harsh reality that she cannot have a child. Marleen came on board with a script confirmed, that she then changed and rewrote partially with the screenwriter to give her more personal point of view. A hard task that was worth it. An all-female film, from the director to the writers to the lead actress, in an astonishing nature.

Messi and Maud (La Hollandesa):  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 a 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.

  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Marleen Jonkman
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Messi and Maud (La Hollandesa)
  • Festival section
    Festa Mobile
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