Stop Acting Now
A theatre group stops performing and moves on to real life.
The actors are followed in their personal quest for an ideal transition. What started as a struggle against the social crisis culminates in a crisis for the survival of the group itself.
75’ / DCP / colour
Original title: STOP ACTING NOW
Dir: Mijke de Jong
Co-prod: Topkapi Films
Sc: Mathijs Jansen
D.O.P.: Emo Weemhoff
Completed: January 2016
Cast: Walter Bart (Public Works, Bride Flight), Mathijs Jansen (My Blue Heaven, Tiramisu), Maartje Remmers (A Thousand Kisses, Accused), Marleen Scholten (Nadine, Nadine, Maybe Sweden), Wine Dierickx (Loft, Storm).
Rotterdam International Film Festival
Mijke de Jong:
a.o. Frailer (2014, feature), Joy (2010, feature) Awards: Golden Calves Best Feature and Best Script Netherlands FF, KATIA’S SISTER (2008, feature) Award: Youth Jury Award Special Mention Locarno IFF, STAGES (2007, feature) Awards: a.o. SIGNIS Special Mention Las Palmas FF, BLUEBIRD (2004, feature) Awards: Crystal Bear Best Feature Berlin IFF, Grand Prix Montreal Int. Children’s FF, Young People’s Jury Award Sprockets Toronto IFF.
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