After a lifetime of taking care of others, the recently retired
hairdresser Lou (63), from the Dutch town of Schiedam, enrolls on a
Spanish language course in the beautiful seaside town of Cádiz.
After a lifetime of taking care of others, the recently retired hairdresser Lou (63), from the Dutch town of Schiedam, enrolls on a Spanish language course in the beautiful seaside town of Cádiz, where for the first time in years, she is confronted with her own dreams and unfulfilled desires. But when, encouraged by her teacher Andrea, she considers starting a new life in Spain, she is met with unexpected and utterly painful resistance from her grown-up children.
90' / colour
Original title: MI VIDA
Dir: Norbert ter Hall
Prod: Phanta Film (NL)
Co-prod: All Go Movies (ES)
Sc: Roos Ouwehand
D.O.P.: Richard van Oosterhout
Completed: summer/autumn 2019
Language: English, Spanish, Dutch
Cast: Loes Luca (YES NURSE! NO NURSE!, THE NORTHERNERS, SPETTERS), Elvira Mínguez (TODOS LO SABEN, CHE: PART ONE, DESCONCIDO), FERMI REICHACH (THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY, UNA OMBRA EN EL JARDI), Loïc Bellemans (COUREUR, HOME)
Norbert ter Hall:
a.o. &ME (2013, feature), A'DAM-E.V.A. (2011-16, TV series) Awards: a.o. Best Int. Drama-Festival de la Fiction La Rochelle, NOTHING TO LOSE (2009, feature) Award: Golden Calf Best Cinematography-Netherlands FF, MONTE CARLO (2001, feature).