Film - Program 4 Filmfest 2018


Directed by Zara Dwinger


Director: Zara Dwinger
Section: Program 4
Country: Netherlands
Year: 2017
Language: Dutch
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Thor Braun, Olivia Lonsdale
18+ (no age rating)

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Fifteen is a magical age. While Kay’s friends ride their motocross bikes and talk about sex, Kay is enchanted by Melody, who’s sailed into his life on a houseboat. As their friendship flourishes, however, Kay and Melody must deal with their differing expectations of it.

  • Duration: 26 Min.

  • Film School: NFA, Netherlands Film Academy

Meet the director


Zara Dwinger

Zara Dwinger was born and raised in Amsterdam. After studying anthropology, she attended the Netherlands Film Academy, where she co-directed the feature film IK GELOOF DAT IK GELUKKIG BEN (2015) and directed the short coming-of-age films LIV (2016) and SIRENE (2017). The latter was selected for the international competition at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and received several prizes at others.


Screenplay: Randy Oost
Director of Photography: Douwe Hennink
Film Editor: Tessel Flora de Vries
Composer: Nelson Ogliastri Ogliastri
Production Designer: Clara Bragdon, Liz Kooij
Costume Design: Thijs van der Heijden
Sound: Olmo van Sgtraalen
Producer: Pina Balk, Liora Notoadikusumo, Maxime Rozestraten