Take this production

Novemberlicht

, 2003, 82 min.

Telefilm is set against the backdrop of a vast typically Dutch river landscape. Due to excessive rainfall, the Land van Maas en Waal is threatened with flooding. Whereas all villagers have been evacuated, stoic old Jacoba refuses to vacate her little house on the dyke. Filled with a longing for death, she sits and waits for the dykes to give way. She kills time by listening to the radio alerts, by reading the Bible and by praying to God to hurry up. Until she is disturbed by the arrival of her 12-year-old granddaughter Fleur, who foils her plan. Gradually, the film unravels the reason for the old woman's peculiar behaviour, at the bottom of which lie indigestable past events. Despite attempts to get rid of Fleur, the unyielding girl is determined not to abandon her grandma. The confrontation with her grandchild forces the elderly lady to reconsider her intention.

nominations

  • NL - Netherlands Film Festival Golden Calf

Director

Writer

Producer

Composer

Cinematographer - DoP

Editor

Production designer

Cast

Sound mixer

Second assistant director 

Location sound recordist

Financing 

Production company

Post-production sound