Life is Wonderful
LIFE IS WONDERFUL, based on the novel by Remco Campert, is a movie about love and longing.
Best friends Mees and Boelie are spending a beautiful Spring day in Amsterdam’s Vondelpark. It seems just like a normal day, until they meet the young and attractive Panda. While the heat rises in the park, it’s nowhere to be found between the long-married couple Etta and Ernst-Jan. We also meet Rosa and Kees, old lovers whose paths cross after decades of not seeing each other. On this Spring day in Amsterdam, their love starts to bloom again.
94’ / colour
Genre: poetic romantic drama
Original title: HET LEVEN IS VURRUKKULLUK
Dir: Frans Weisz
Prod: Sigma Pictures Productions - Matthijs van Heijningen, Guurtje Buddenberg
Sc: Theo Nijland
D.O.P.: Goert Giltay
Completed: November 2017
Cast: Reinout Scholten van Aschat (BEYOND SLEEP, THE HEINEKEN KIDNAPPING), Géza Weisz (ONLY DECENT PEOPLE, WIPLALA), Romy Louise Lauwers (MY FIRST HIGHWAY, LITTLE BLACK SPIDERS), Willeke van Ammelrooy (ANTONIA’S LINE, THE LAKE HOUSE).
a.o. FINN (2013, feature), LIFE? OR THEATRE? (2012, doc), HAPPY END (2009, feature), QUI VIVE (2001, feature), POLONAISE (1989, feature) Award: Golden Calf for Best Director at Netherlands FF.
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