Two romantic comedies reach Platinum
January 7, 2014
Dutch features Men in the City directed by Mark de Cloe, and Lessons in Love by Antoinette Beumer have already reached the status of Platinum Film for more than 400.000 tickets sold.
Men in the City was released in
The Netherlands on November 28. The film is written by Maarten Lebens
(based on German feature MÄNNERHERZEN written by Simon Verhoeven) and
produced by Alain de Levita for NL Film. It is a romantic comedy about men and their search for true love. About how a gym brings together a group of guys who are all at a crossroads in their lives, and allows them to find true love – or not! Men in the City is currently screening at 114 cinemas nationwide.
Lessons in Love is written by Marjolein Beumer and produced by KeyFilm (NL) and Millstreet Films (NL). Lessons in Love is a romantic comedy about Soof, who is approaching her forties and has all she ever dreamed of: wonderful kids, a small catering company and a great husband in Kasper. But the transformation of her garden house begins to take its toll. And then she meets the divine choreographer Jim. Suddenly Soof begins to wonder if Kasper really is the fiercely attractive man she fell in love with. The more she tries to get a grip on her life, the more it seems to derail. The film is screening at 124 cinemas in the Netherlands since December 12.
The Golden/Platinum/Diamond Film Award is an initiative presented by the Netherlands Film Festival and the Netherlands Film Fund since 2001. The prize is intended to encourage the Dutch film industry and motivate the general public to go and see Dutch films. The total number of tickets sold after a film's release determines whether a prize is awarded.
The Netherlands Film Festival