QUICKSAND tell the story of an intriguing mother-daughter relationship and its repercussions for three generations of women.
Suze lives a slow-paced life with her Estonian husband and bubbly six-year-old daughter on an island in the Netherlands. When her colourful and extravagant mother Helena pays a surprise visit to inform her daughter that she's ill, Suze slowly relapses into severe compulsive behavior. When she finally realizes the suffocating nature of the relationship with her mother, Suze makes an emotional but liberating choice.
113' / colour
Original title: DRIJFZAND
Dir: Margot Schaap
Prod: PRPL (NL) - Ellen Havenith
Co-prod: Homeless Bob Production (EE), Homemade Films (GR)
Sc: Margot Schaap
D.O.P.: Emo Weemhoff
Completed: spring/summer 2021
Language: Dutch, Estonian, English
Cast: Hanna van Vliet (ANNE+, BROTHERS), Elsie de Brauw (GOD ONLY KNOWS, DISAPPEARANCE), Simeoni Sundja (TÕDE JA ÕIGUS).
First feature film.
12 MONTHS IN 1 DAY (2015, graduation film) Awards: a.o. FIPRESCI Award and Special Newcomer Award-Mannheim-Heidelberg FF, Special Mention and Union of Bulgarian Filmmakers Award-Love Is Folly Varna (Bulgaria).
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