In My Father's Garden
A tragic love story about a man who succumbs to religious mania, dragging his family down with him.
A loving husband and father falls into the hands of an extremely orthodox Protestant sect. Scared of death, he sacrifices everyone and everything to this belief: his business, the respect of his sons. But he never loses the love of his wife. Based on the most successful Dutch post-WWII novel ‘Knielen op een bed violen’ (Kneeling on a Bed of Violets) by Jan Siebelink.
118’ / DCP / colour
Original title: KNIELEN OP EEN BED VIOLEN
Dir.: Ben Sombogaart
Prod: NL Film & TV (NL), Nanouk Entertainment (NL)
Co-prod: Zilvermeer Productions (BE)
Sc: Hugo Heijnen
D.O.P.: Piotr Kukla
Completed: January 2016
Cast: Barry Atsma (Stricken, Zurich), Noortje Herlaar (Miracle Monks).
a.o. TO BE KING (2012, feature), THE STORM (2009, feature) Awards ao: Bernhard Wicki Award Filmfest Emden-Norderney, BRIDE FLIGHT (2008, feature) Awards a.o: Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematographer Newport Beach FF, CRUSADE IN JEANS (2006, feature) Awards a.o: Best Live-action Feature Chicago Intl Children’s FF, Best Feature Sprockets Toronto.
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