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TWO EYES STARING wins at Fantasporto

Psychological thriller TWO EYES STARING (original title: ZWART WATER) by Dutch
writer/director Elbert van Strien has won the Grand Prix Best Film Award of the 31st
edition of the International Film Festival of Porto 2011 (Fantasporto), and also the
Award for Best Screenplay.

From the Portugeese press release:
“...the film "Two Eyes Staring" by Elbert van Strien is the Grand Prize Best Film Award
Winner of Fantasporto 2011. The Dutch film that will be the object of an American remake
with Charlize Theron in the title role, conquered the Jury of the Official Section of Fantastic
Film’s favour, a jury composed of directors Mick Garris (USA) and Julian Grant (Can) and the
Spanish journalist Raoul Gil Toural."

The jury:
“This is a sophisticated psychological thriller with shades of horror about how we deform the
reality from what we see. With a surreal atmosphere, surrounded by seemingly normal, a
reminder of the films by David Lynch or Alfred Hitchcock.”

TWO EYES STARING is written by Elbert van Strien and Paulo van Vliet and produced by Claudia
Brandt and Elbert van Strien for Accento Films.

TWO EYES STARING had its Dutch première in March 2010 and was screened at different
international film festivals (such as: Edinburgh, Pifan (South Korea), Fantasy Filmfest
Germany, Ghent, Taipei Golden Horse).

In TWO EYES STARING the nine-year-old Lisa discovers her sinister new friend is the ghost of the
dead twin of Lisa’s mother. Then Lisa’s father also begins to suspect his wife of hiding a terrible
secret, resulting in deadly consequences…

- End of press release-

For more information:
Accento Films
Claudia Brandt, Elbert van Strien
Ph +31-(0)20-3444 588


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