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Disappearance by Boudewijn Koole


Roos visits her mother in Norway to tell her she's ill. However, former enmities keep Roos from sharing anything with her mother.

DISAPPEARANCE is set in the remote winter landscape of Norway. Roos visits her mother here yearly, but this time it’s different: she is bringing bad news. However, old pain and numerous reproaches keep Roos from sharing anything with her mother. But with the help of her half brother and an old love, the two women reconcile and Roos is ready to take her next and inevitable step.

100’ / DCP / colour

Genre: drama
Original title: VERDWIJNEN
Dir: Boudewijn Koole
Prod: The Film Kitchen (NL)
Co-prod: Sweet Films AS (NO)   
Sc: Jolein Laarman       
D.O.P.: Melle van Essen
Completed: autumn 2016       
Language: Dutch/English/Norwegian
Cast: Rifka Lodeizen (PUBLIEKE WERKEN, LIFE ACCORDING TO NINO) Elsie de Brauw (PRINCE, STAGES) Jakob Oftebro (KON-TIKI, The Shamer’s Daughter), Marcus Hanssen.

Festivals a.o.:
Toronto International Film Festival
Chicago International Film Festival
Cairo International Film Festival
Kolkata International Film Festival
Lecce European Film Festival
Les Arcs European Film Festival  
Vancouver International Film Festival

Boudewijn Koole:

a.o. BEYOND SLEEP (2015, feature), OFF GROUND (2013, short), KAUWBOY (2012, feature) Awards: a.o. Grand Prix Deutsches KinderhilfswerkAward for Best Youth Film and Best First Feature Award Berlin IFF, Special Mention Buenos Aires IF, EFCA Award and Film & Kino Award Kristiansand Int. Children’s FF, European Film Academy Young Audience Award and European Film Academy European Discovery of the Year.

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