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SUNDANCE 2016 Netherlands

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Two Dutch co-productions in competition at Sundance

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- Production outfits Rinkel Film and Topkapi Films co-produced Rebecca Daly’s Mammal and Felix van Groeningen’s Belgica, respectively

Two Dutch co-productions in competition at Sundance
Mammal by Rebecca Daly

The programme of the upcoming Sundance Film Festival was announced yesterday (read more), and two Dutch minority co-productions are being shown in the World Cinema Dramatic competition section.

The Dutch presence at Sundance next year includes Rinkel Film, the Amsterdam-based outfit that co-produced Mammal [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Rebecca Daly, along with Ireland’s Fastnet Films and Luxembourg’s Les Films Fauves. Mammal is the story of a mother immersed in grief who hosts a homeless boy, which then leads to an escalation of her ex-husband’s grieving rage.

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In addition, Topkapi Films co-produced Flemish director Felix van Groeningen’s highly anticipated new feature, Belgica [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Artemio Benki, Sylvie Leray
interview: Felix Van Groeningen
film profile
]
. The film tells the story of two very different brothers running a bar together and portrays a brotherhood that is slowly overcome by rivalry. Belgica was also co-produced by Belgium’s Menuet and France’s Pyramide. German sales agent The Match Factory is handling international sales.

Particularly active in European and international co-productions, Topkapi has already co-produced van Groeningen’s previous film, The Broken Circle Breakdown [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Felix van Groeningen
interview: Felix Van Groeningen
interview: Felix Van Groeningen
festival scope
film profile
]
, which garnered considerable critical acclaim.

The 2016 Sundance Film Festival will take place from 21-31 January in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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