Disappearance

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    Disappearance

    Verdwijnen

    Directed by

    Netherlands, Norway

    2017

    92 min

    • English
    • Dutch
    • Norwegian

    Drama

    Toronto IFF - Contemporary World Cinema

    DISAPPEARANCE is set in the remote winter landscape of Norway. Roos visits her mother here yearly, but this time it’s different: she is bringing bad news. However, old pain and numerous reproaches keep Roos from sharing anything with her mother. But with the help of her half brother and an old love, the two women reconcile and Roos is ready to take her next and inevitable step.

    Awards

    • INTERFILM Church Prize - Nordic Film Days Lübeck
    • Best Artistic Contribution - Cairo IFF
    • Cineuropa Award - Les Arcs EFF
    • Audience Award, Special Jury Award - Lecce European FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Jakob Oftebro
    Rifka Lodeizen
    Elsie de Brauw
    Marcus Hanssen
    Screenplay
    Jolein Laarman
    Cinematography
    Melle van Essen
    Editing
    Gys Zevenbergen
    Music
    Alex Simu
    Sales
    PLUTO FILM
    Production
    FILM KITCHEN
    Production
    SWEET FILMS

    Press

    Koole has created a delicate film, and by keeping its dramatic elements fairly understated, he allows the real drama to emerge and take hold.

    Vassilis Economou, Cineuropa

    Thanks to the captivating performances of both Lodeizen and de Brauw, the film never hits any melodramatic notes, as it always feels realistic and full of substance.

    Vassilis Economou, Cineuropa

    Despite the bleakness of its subject matter, Disappearance leaves behind an unintentional glimmer of hope for the future.

    Vassilis Economou, Cineuropa

    Boudewijn Koole

    Boudewijn Koole

    Netherlands

    The intimacy that exists within family relationships is an endlessly fascinating form of love that intrigues me. It is bigger than us, and is both positive and negative.

    Boudewijn Koole was born in Leiden, Netherlands, where he studied Industrial Design at the Delft University of Technology. His film LITTLE BIRD (2012) was the Dutch entry for the Oscars. It won the First Feature Award Berlin and European Discovery Award. BEYOND SLEEP (2016) was the opening film at IFFR and won the Dutch Academy Award best director. DISAPPEARANCE 2017 premiered at TIFF and won the Cineuropa Prize in Les Arcs.

    Selected Filmography