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Jonas and the Sea by Marlies van der Wel

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Dutch (co-)productions at Sundance

December 23, 2016

Six productions and co-productions from the Netherlands have been selected for the upcoming edition of the Sundance Film Festival, which takes place January 19 - 29, 2017.

World Cinema Dramatic Competition

I Dream in Another Language by Ernesto Contreras
Mexico/Netherlands, NL producer: Revolver Amsterdam
A linguist travels into the Mexican jungle to research an indigenous language, only to discover that its last two speakers refuse to speak to one another.

Don't Swallow My Heart, Alligator Girl! by Felipe Bragança
Brazil/the Netherlands/France/Paraguay, NL co-prod: Revolver Amsterdam.
A magical tale of impossible love and adventure in a land full of memories of colonial wars and indigenous genocide.

The Wound by John Trengove
South Africa/Germany/the Netherlands/France, NL co-prod: OAK Motion Pictures
Sales: Pyramide Films
It is the story of Xolani, a sexually confused teenager from the city and his ritual circumcision with eight rural boys.

World Cinema Documentary Competition

Winnie by Pascale Lamche
France/the Netherlands/South-Africa, NL co-prod: Submarine
A complex portrait of Winnie Mandela: the woman, the paradox, both exalted and villainized in the eyes of history.

US Documentary Competition

Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker and Trials of a Free Press by Brian Knappenberger
United States/the Netherlands, NL co-prod: Submarine
Nobody Speak weaves a disturbing, fascinating tale of power and truth whose moral runs to the core of democracy.

Shorts Programme

Jonas and the Sea by Marlies van der Wel
the Netherlands, prod: Halal
Sales: SND Films, Festivals: KLIK! Distribution Service
An animated short film about a man who casts aside everything in pursuit of his dream. A dream we all share: the quest to find a place we can call home, even if it's underwater.



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