THE DEFLOWERING OF EVA VAN END

DE ONTMAAGDING VAN EVA VAN END

By Michiel TEN HORN

PUPKIN FILM - as PROD

First film - Completed 2012

THE DEFLOWERING OF EVA VAN END is a tragicomedy about the Van End family who, after the arrival of an impossibly perfect German exchange student, can no longer imagine how they ever managed to live with their imperfect selves.

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& Awards

Toronto International Film Festival 2012
Discovery
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2013
Bright Future
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013
Variety's Ten European Directors to Watch
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2013
Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2013
BUFF International Children & Young People's Film Festival 2013
Prix Geneve-Europe 2013
Most Innovative Televsion Fiction Script of the Year by a Newcomer
Netherlands Film Festival 2013
Dutch Film Critics' Award
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • First film
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • DUTCH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Michiel TEN HORN
    • Writer(s)
    • Anne BARNHOORN
    • Synopsis
    • THE DEFLOWERING OF EVA VAN END is a tragicomedy about the Van End family. Evert (48), Etty (46), Erwin (20), Manuel (16) and Eva (15) are a perfectly normal family, who over the years have developed a slightly dysfunctional way of relating to one another.
Then, all of a sudden, the incarnation of perfection enters their lives, embodied by German exchange student Veit (17). With his arrival, doubt, insecurity, fear and desire invade the Van End family. How have they been able to function all these years, with all of their imperfections?
      During the course of Veit’s stay, all five family members start to reinvent themselves, as they feel increasingly alienated from themselves and from each other. It turns out, however, that it’s not perfection that brings happiness, but their blood ties. And besides, nobody’s really perfect...
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