Rendez-Vous with over 100,000 viewers
by Vitor Pinto
- Antoinette Beumer’s drama about adultery has attained “Golden Film” status less than a month after its theatrical release by Independent Films
Antoinette Beumer’s latest film, Rendez-Vous [+see also:
film profile], has sold over 100,000 tickets since its release in Dutch theatres on 4 June. Surpassing the 100,000-viewer mark has enabled Rendez-Vous to become a “Golden Film”, according to the label co-granted by the Netherlands Film Fund and the Netherlands Film Festival to reward domestic box-office success.
Based on a 2006 novel by Esther Verhoef, Rendez-Vous marked Beumer’s return behind the cameras after her 2013 film Soof [+see also:
film profile]. The drama about adultery focuses on a 34-year-old Dutch woman (Loes Haverkort), who inherits a dilapidated farmhouse in France and moves there with her husband, Eric (Mark van Eeuwen), and their two children to turn the old house into a B&B. While reconstruction works are under way, she embarks upon an affair with an attractive French worker (Pierre Boulanger), which will turn her family life upside down.
Rendez-Vous was staged by Millstreet Films (which has already produced Beumer’s films Soof and Loft) in co-production with FBO, and in collaboration with RTL Entertainment, TMG and ZIGGO. Independent Films is handling the movie’s theatrical distribution on over 100 screens throughout the country.