Stricken at World Film Festival Montreal
Dutch feature STRICKEN, directed by Reinout Oerlemans and produced by Eyeworks Film & TV Drama, will have its world premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival. The festival will take place from August 26 – September 6, 2010.
STRICKEN, starring star actresses Carice van Houten and Anna Drijver and actor Barry Atsma, is based on the bestseller ‘Komt een vrouw bij de dokter’ by Dutch author Kluun. The film is a raw, moving and shameless ode to love in which a man in the prime of life faces his wife’s terminal illness.
In the Netherlands STRICKEN reached a major milestone. Within seven weeks of its theatrical release (November 26, 2009), the film received a Diamond Film Award for over a million tickets sold. Never before a Dutch feature reached the Diamond status within such a short time.
The Montreal World Film Festival is one of the largest fully independent film festivals in the world. The program the festival is offering in general is marked by cultural diversity, innovative cinema and talent. Every year, films from more than seventy countries are selected, movies from well-known and first-time filmmakers alike. Or as festival founder Serge Losique puts it: "Our goal is to find the best films from as many countries as possible. We are not looking for 'names,' because even great names can produce bad films."
Eyeworks Film & TV Drama B.V.
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