Black comedy - Completed 2019

A "behind closed doors" relationship comedy about an awkward reunion dinner between three flawed brothers who all have a hidden agenda. The evening descends into chaos when the woman they all love announces her pregnancy without revealing the father’s identity.

& Awards

Thessaloniki IFF 2019
Film Market Films
Festival de Cine de Zaragoza 2019
Official Selection
The Indie Gathering International Film Festival 2019
Best Feature: Drama / Comedy - Foreign
Florida Comedy Film Festival 2019
Official Selection
Calcutta International Cult Film Festival 2019
Winner in the category "Narrative Feature
ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival 2019
Nomination Best European Dramatic Feature
SCIFF - Scandinavian International Film Festival 2019
Annual CPH Film Festival 2019
Nominatio Best Comedy
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Black comedy, Drama, First film
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • DUTCH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 74 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Martijn HULLEGIE
    • Writer(s)
    • Luuk VAN HEERDE, Shoresh KALANTARI, Martijn HULLEGIE
    • Producer(s)
    • Marijn HULLEGIE (Hullegie Filmproducties), Rinie JANSEN (MacGyver Amsterdam)
    • Synopsis
    • Perfect Present is a heady cocktail of unrequited love, sibling rivalry, adultery and a dash of lies, big and small, that swirls together to become a bitter-sweet toxic potion that three estranged brothers - and the single most important woman in all their lives - are forced to consume in one sitting during an epic family reunion dinner gone astray.

      Silverware clashes, pretentious wine is spilled and dreams and dinner plates are shattered alike as the three brothers are forced to confront their mistakes of the past. But when the deepest of all family secrets slowly unravels, they are forced to reconsider a radically different future as well - with or without each other.