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by Jelle Nesna


The successful singer Sonne takes in her niece after the unexpected death of her sister. Then the biological father claims custody. In order to protect her niece, Sonne is forced to break the silence and reveal all the details of her personal family drama in court; a drama in which this man played a highly questionable role.

international title: Hidden in the Spotlight
original title: Buiten is het Feest
country: Netherlands
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Jelle Nesna
film run: 95'
release date: NL 22/10/2020
screenplay: Eveline Hagenbeek, Karin van Holst Pellekaan
cast: Abbey Hoes, Georgina Verbaan, Eelco Smits, Pleun Nijhuis, Roosmarijn van der Hoek, Rivka de Leon, Judith Dop, Alexander ElMecky, Romy Gevers, Ghieslaine Guardiola, Eline Havenaar, Lottie Hellingman, Elisabeth Hesemans
cinematography by: Jan Moeskops
film editing: Stanley Kolk
art director: Minka Mooren, Vera van de Sandt
music: Perquisite
producer: Reinier Selen
production: Rinkel Film B.V., Ciné Cri de Coeur
backing: Netherlands Film Fund (NL), Netherlands Film Production Incentive (NL), CoBO Fund (NL), NTR (NL), September Film, Belgian Tax Shelter (BE)
distributor: September Film Distribution Netherlands

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