An intimate film about Joy, abandoned as a baby, whose whole life has been dedicated to the search for her mother.
Joy, an emotionally damaged seventeen-year old girl, has only one thing left to hope for in life: finding her biological mother. Her search is successful, but the enormous disappointment it produces is so hard to bear that she opts for the most radical way out.
85' / 35mm / colour
Directed by Mijke de Jong
Screenplay by Helena van der Meulen
Produced by IDTV Film
Completed: January 2010
Mijke de Jong:
a.o. KATIA’S SISTER (2008, feature), STAGES (2007, feature) Awards: SIGNIS Award Special Mention Las Palmas FF, Special Mention Locarno Int. FF, BLUEBIRD (2004, feature) Awards: Crystal Bear Berlin Int. FF, Grand Prix Montréal Int. Children’s FF, Young People’s Jury Award Toronto Sprockets Int. FF, LOVE HURTS (1993, feature) Awards: Swissair/Crossair Special Prize Locarno Int. FF.
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Berlin International Film Festival - Generation Kplus - World Premiere
Sarajevo International Film Festival
Seoul International Film Festival
Seville European Film FEstival
Zlin International Film Festival
Montreal World Film Festival