Dutch films selected for Mill Valley
24 September 2019
Two Dutch feature films have been selected for this year's Mill Valley Film Festival.
Ena Sendijarević's Take Me Somewhere Nice (prod: Pupkin, sales: Heretic) will celebrate its North-American premiere as part of the World Cinema programme. The film had its world premiere in Rotterdam's Tiger Competition where it won the Special Tiger Jury Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement. Since then it has been selected for numerous other festivals worldwide, including Cannes' L'ACID, and has received several prizes, most recently the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Film at the Sarajevo Film Festival and the Best Film Award at the Seoul International Women's Film Festival.
Take Me Somewhere Nice is a road movie about Alma, a young woman who travels from the Netherlands to Bosnia to visit her sick father whom she has never met. Traveling with her detached cousin and his charming best friend, Alma finds herself on an increasingly unpredictable adventure through the country's scorching heartland.
The North-American premiere of The Conductor is also presented in Mill Valley's World Cinema programme, and it is part of the festival's Queer-ish section as well. The film has already screened at several film festivals in Europe and in Asia, amongst others the Taipei International Film Festival. This period drama, directed by Maria Peters (prod: Shooting Star Filmcompany, sales: Incredible Film), tells the true story of Antonia Brico, the first woman to conduct a symphony, and her struggle to overcome the bias against female musicians.
Both films have also been selected as part of the festival's Mind the Gap section. The initiative, which was first launched in 2015, strives to achieve gender equality in the film industry.
The 42nd edition of the Mill Valley Film Festival will take place from 3rd - 13th of October.
For more information: https://www.mvff.com/
Take Me Somewhere Nice
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Shooting Star Filmcompany
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Sales: Incredible Film
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