Everyone walks over Mona, yet she tries to remain standing in a world full of egos and egoists. Until one day she realizes that this is no longer possible.
Life is what happens when you stop living someone else’s and start living your own. An emotionally-charged tragicomic journey of courage, forgiveness and self-discovery, Becoming Mona tells a story in three parts of Mona’s struggle to break free from the stifling constraints of a life lived in the service of other people’s egos.
Based on the bestselling novel by Griet Op De Beeck
95' / colour
Original title: KOM HIER DAT IK U KUS
Dir: Sabine Lubbe Bakker & Niels van Koevorden
Prod: Submarine Film(NL) - Sabine Veenendaal, Jeroen Beker
Co-prod: Lunanime (BE)
Sc: Sabine Lubbe Bakker, Niels van Koevorden
D.O.P.: Niels van Koevorden
Completed: summer 2020
Cast: Valentijn Dhaenens (BLOODY MARIE, MISFORTUNATES), Wine Dierckx (MR. FROG), Tanya Zabarylo.
Festivals & awards a.o.:
Chicago International Film Festival - New Directors Competition
Netherlands Film Festival - Winner Dutch Film Critics' Award
Film Fest Gent
Sabine Lubbe Bakker & Niels van Koevorden:
First feature film.
NE ME QUITE PAS (2013, doc), THE POLITICA (2014, TV film).
Ph: +31 6 2863 7307
Sales: Nine Film
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