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Summer

(Zomer)

by Colette Bothof

The Netherlands 2014, 89 min

Do you dare to be different in a place where everything stays the same?

The summer is sweltering and hot in a village where everyday life is dominated by the humming power plant. Anne (16) and her friends spend their days biking through the winding roads that lead nowhere and everywhere - it's a time of adventure and youthful awakening. Anne, however, feels like an outsider, until she meets Lena, a new girl in town who rides a motorbike, wears leather, and is different from everybody else. The two girls rapidly fall for one another and young love unfolds in all its tender awkwardness.

Cast & Crew

Sigrid ten Napel, Jade Olieberg, Lisa Smit, Ella-June Henrard, Martijn Lakemeijer, Rik Verheye

Production: De Productie

Festivals

World Premiere: Buster IFF 2014
North American Premiere: Chicago IFF 2014
Latin American Premiere: São Paulo IFF 2014

Awards

Performance Award (Sigrid ten Napel) - Iris Prize FF 2015

Colette Bothof

Colette BOTHOF (1962, Zimbabwe) made documentaries and studied psychology and communications before attending the Netherlands Film and Television Academy. Since 1994, she has worked as a screenwriter and director for film and television, recently also for interactive television.

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