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Films from the Netherlands selected for the Toronto International Film Festival 2011, September 8 – 18.

CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA


LENA by Christophe van Rompaey
World Premiere

Lena is a lonely, plump and harmless girl. To her surprise she gets a relationship with the popular but unreliable Daan. Lena moves in with him and his strange father and is willing to do a lot for her love. More than a lot…
LENA is produced by Isabella Films (NL) in co-production with A Private View (BE).

DISCOVERY


AMONG US by Marco van Geffen

AMONG US is about Ewa, a Polish au-pair in a small town in Holland. A sensitive girl, she finds it difficult to live up to her host-parents' clichéd expectations. When a rape takes place, Ewa believes to know the rapist. Having no one to share this knowledge with, it furthers her alienation from the people around her, resulting in her being send back home.

The film just had its premiere in Locarno in the Concurso Internazionale. AMONG US is produced by Lemming Film.



HABIBI
by Susan Youssef

In 7th century Arabia lived the great poet of love Qays. Today the walls of Gaza are covered with the words of his poems, transcribed by a young Palestinian who claims his impossible love for the woman he wants to marry. Prisoners in the open air, imprisoned by the logic of social conventions and policies that ignore them, the two boys seek freedom.

HABIBI is a minority co-production between The Netherlands (S.Y. Films), USA, United Arab Emirates and Palestine.


BACK TO STAY
by Milagros Mumenthaler
Three sisters, bound by the loss of their grandmother, Alicia, are forced to redefine their relationship with one another in their matriarch’s home, burdened by her absence.

The film was awarded the Golden Leopard for Best Film at Locarno. BACK TO STAY is a minority co-production between the Netherlands (Waterland Film), Argentina and Switzerland.


THE OTHER SIDE OF SLEEP
by Rebecca Daly
A sleepwalker since childhood, Arlene works in the local factory of the small Irish rural town she grew up in. When a young woman is found dead in the woods, Arlene immediately channels her own mother’s disappearance, twenty years ago.

The film is a Dutch minority production. NL Producer: Rinkel Film.


REAL TO REEL


IN MY MOTHER’S ARMS
by Mohamed Al-Daradji & Atia Al-Daradji

A documentary that tells the story of Husham, a man that works tirelessly to build the hopes, dreams and prospects of the 32 damaged children of war, under his care at his small two roomed, orphanage in Baghdad’s most dangerous district.

IN MY MOTHER’S ARMS is a Dutch/Iraqi co-production. NL Producer: Human Film.

VISIONS

THE LAST CHRISTEROS by Matías Meyer
World Premiere
The film is about a christero colonel who conducts, military and spiritually, six of his men through the sierra.

THE LAST CHRISTEROS is a co-production between Mexico and the Netherlands. NL Producer: IDTV Film.


WAVELENGTH

ARS COLONIA by Raya Martin
On a good day, a conquistador sails the tropical seas, slowly moving towards an uninhabited island, closer and closer to a certain goal, a certain path, a certain frivolous feeling.

This short film is a co-production between the Netherlands (Hubert Bals Fund) and the Philippines.

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For more information:

Toronto International Film Festival
www.tiff.net/festival

LENA
Isabella Films
Ph: + 31 20 422 9199
info@isabellafilms.com
www.isabellafilms.com

Sales :
Bavaria Film International
+49 89 6499 2687
gisela.wiltschek@bavaria-film.de

AMONG US
Lemming Film
Ph: + 31 20 661 0424
info@lemmingfilm.com
www.lemmingfilm.com

Sales:
Elle Driver
sales@elledriver.eu

HABIBI
S.Y. Films
Susan Youssef
info@habibithefilm.com
www.habibithefilm.com

Sales:
eOne Films International
Charlotte Mickie
Ph: +1 416 931 8463
cmickie@entonegroup.com

BACK TO STAY
Waterland Film
Ph: + 31 20 682 21 64
mail@waterlandfilm.nl
www.waterlandfilm.nl

Sales:
The Match Factory
Ph: +49 221 539 709-0
info@matchfactory.de

THE OTHER SIDE OF SLEEP
Rinkel Film
Ph: +31 20 616 3231
info@rinkelfilm.com
www.rinkelfilm.com

Sales:
Memento Films
Ph: +33 1 53349020
sales@memento-films.com
http://international.memento-films.com/

IN MY MOTHER’S ARMS
Human Film
Isabelle Stead
Ph: +44 113 243 8880
isabelle@humanfilm.co.uk

THE LAST CHRISTEROS
IDTV Film
Ph: +31 20 314 3322
film@idtv.nl
www.idtvfilm.nl

Sales:
FiGa Films
contact@figafilms.com

ARS COLONIA
Hubert Bals Fund
Ph: +31 10 8909090
hbf@filmfestivalrotterdam.com

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