Girl and Death, The
A timeless love story in which the only obstacles to happiness are wealth, materialism and death.
THE GIRL AND DEATH tells the timeless story of the old Nicolai, who returns to the place where he met the love of his life half a century before. He relives this love story where it took place: in the old hotel–cum–brothel. The dramatic events unfold parallel to the four seasons, and culminate in a surprising final act that brings past and present together... Unity of time and place adds a metaphysical depth to this story.
100’ / 35mm / colour
Genre: romantic drama
Original title: HET MEISJE EN DE DOOD
Prod: Jos Stelling Films
Co-prod: ma.ja.de fiction (DE)
Sc: Jos Stelling, Bert Rijkelijkhuizen
D.O.P.: Goert Giltay
Completed: May 2012
Cast: Sylvia Hoeks (THE GANG OF OSS, TIRZA), Leonid Bechevin (TURBULENCE ZONE, RYABINOVIY VALS),
Sergei Makovjetski (BURNT BY THE SUN 2: TSITADEL, THE MIRACLE), Renata Litvinova (GENERATION P, JOLLY FELLOWS).
Festivals and awards a.o:
Sofia International Film Festival - Sofia Oevre Award
Bari International Film Festival
Boston International Film Festival
Arizona International Film Festival
Beijing International Film Festival
Milan International Film Festival - Leonardo’s Horse Award Best Cinematography and Leonardo’s Horse Award Best Production Design
St. Petersburg Festivals of Festivals
Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival
a.o. DUSKA (2007, feature), THE GALLERY (2004, short) Awards: Third Prize New York FF, Grand Prix Tirana FF, THE GAS STATION (2000, short) Award: Grand Prix Mediawave Festival (Hungary), NO TRAINS NO PLANES (1999, feature) Awards: a.o. Golden Gryphon St Petersburg Int. FF, THE FLYING DUTCHMAN (1995, feature), THE WAITING ROOM (1995, short) Awards: a.o. Golden Calf Best Short Feature Netherlands FF, Golden Gryphon St. Petersburg Int. FF, THE POINTSMAN (1986, feature) Awards: a.o. Golden Calf Jury Award Netherlands FF, Audience Award São Paulo Int. FF.