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May 23, 2012




This evening Marco van Geffen's second feature IN YOUR NAME received the prize for best L'Atelier project. IN YOUR NAME is one out of fifteen projects selected for the prestigious Cannes L’Atelier 2012. Since its creation in 2005, L’Atelier has been stimulating creative filmmaking and encouraging the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers. During the festival L’Atelier will arrange meetings with the film industry professionals interested.

IN YOUR NAME shows a Dutch couple that lives in a newly build town in Holland. They have worked hard to create a happy life. When they are expecting their firstborn, it feels like their happiness is complete. But shortly after the child is born the baby dies of an uncommon disease and the dream they lived is shattered.

The film is part two of what Marco van Geffen calls the VINEX TRILOGY about the drama of the happy family. Part one, AMONG US, had its world première at the International Film Festival of Locarno 2011, and won two prizes. The North American première was at the Toronto International Film Festival 2011 and the Asian première will be in Hong Kong (Hong Kong International Film Festival) by the end of this month.

Marco van Geffen is scriptwriter and director. He directed several short films, of which his short SISTER received a Golden Palm Nomination at the 2007 Festival de Cannes. With his first feature AMONG US about a Polish au pair in a Dutch suburban city, Marco ended in Screen’s ‘2011’s hits and rising stars’.

The scripts for IN YOUR NAME and AMONG US are by Jolein Laarman. Laarman wrote several scripts a.o.; STAGES, KATIA’S SISTER and recently KAUWBOY (Best First Feature Award & Best Youth Film – International Film Festival Berlin).

IN YOUR NAME is produced by Lemming Film and supported by the Dutch Film Fund. International sales are handled by French sales agent Elle Driver. Cinéart is responsible for release in the Benelux. IN YOUR NAME is expected in cinemas spring 2013.

For more information:
Lemming Film| Suzan de Swaan
e: suzan@lemmingfilm.com
t: 31 20 6610424

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