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Hemel by Sacha Polak


Hemel is fighting a guerrilla war with every man in town, looking for the difference between sex and love.

Hemel has lived closely with her father Gijs since the early death of her mother. Gijs has an endless string of young women attached to him, but Hemel feels that none of them constitute a threat to their exclusive relationship. This changes, however, when Gijs meets Sophie, a talented young auctioneer.

80’ / 35mm / colour

Genre: drama
Original title: HEMEL
Dir: Sacha Polak
Prod: Circe Films
Co-prod: VPRO, Bella Cohen Films, Jaleo Films (ES)  
Sc: Helena van der Meulen   
D.O.P.: Daniël Bouquet
Completed: December 2011  
Language: Dutch
Cast: Hannah Hoekstra, Hans Dagelet (SWCHWRM, BON VOYAGE), Rifka Lodeizen (TAKING CHANCES, AMONG US). 

Festivals & awards a.o:
Berlin International Film Festival - Best Film FIPRESCI Jury Award
New York Film Festival - New Directors New Films
Copenhagen International Film Festival – Cphpix
Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival - BAFICI
Sydney Film Festival
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Guanajuato International Film Festival
Montreal World Film Festival
Sao Paulo  International Film Festival
Molodist - Kiev International Film Festival - Ecumenical Jury award Best Feature Film

Sacha Polak:
First feature film.
BROTHER (2011, SHORT), UNDER THE TABLE (2008, short), EL MOURABBI (2007, short) Award: Prix Special Collegien FF Cinesonne Paris.

Circe Films
Ph: +31 20 625 3591

Sales: Media Luna New Film
Ph: +49 221 5109 1891 


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