Koole to shoot Disappearance for Waterland
by Vitor Pinto
- The upcoming film by the director of Little Bird is a Dutch-Norwegian co-production written by Jolein Laarman
Dutch outfit Waterland Film is producing Boudewijn Koole’s new film, Disappearance, principal photography for which is expected to begin this spring.
Koole’s new effort, following the critically acclaimed feature Little Bird [+see also:
film profile] and short film Off Ground, is a Dutch-Norwegian co-production that also involves Tromsø-based company Sweet Films; it is backed by the Netherlands Film Fund, the Norwegian Film Institute and Eurimages.
Jolein Laarman, who also wrote the script for Little Bird, is teaming up with Koole once again to write a family drama tackling the topics of forgiving, love and death. The movie focuses on a terminally ill woman who travels abroad to tell her mother about her condition. But doing so seems like an impossible task, as old pain and numerous reproaches tend to keep the two women apart. An inevitable emotional outburst will bring about a profound change in their relationship.
Other tiles in Waterland Film’s portfolio include Tomas Kaan’s Cobain, Nicole van Kilsdonk’s Forbidden Love and Jan-Willem van Ewijk’s Sleep, which is still at the development stage; they are all supported by the Netherlands Film Fund.