The Fury heads to Montreal
by Vitor Pinto
- After its Dutch release last spring, André van Duren’s latest film will have its international premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival
André van Duren’s latest film, The Fury [+see also:
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Released in Dutch theatres last March, The Fury earned lead actress Hannah Hoekstra rave reviews for her role as “Tidy Tini”, a sharp-tongued woman suffering from mysophobia.
Based on the novel of the same name by A F Th van der Heijden, The Fury is a tragi-comedy centring on the relationship between Tini and her nephew, Albert. As a boy, Albert spied on her and tried desperately to understand what she meant by her semi-explicit fault-finding. But once he becomes a father himself, he seems set for a major confrontation in which all family secrets are finally revealed.