A Real Vermeer nominated for World Cinema Award

Sep 14, 2017
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A REAL VERMEER is nominated for a World Cinema Award at the Woodstock Film Festival.

Since the start in 2000, Woodstock Film Festival focuses on independent cinema. A REAL VERMEER will be part of the program ‘The Focus on Dutch Cinema’. The 18th edition of the festival will take place from October 11 till October 15 in Woodstock, NY.

The film tells the story of artist Han van Meegeren, a rebel in the 1920s Dutch art scene. By falling madly in love with Jólanka, the wife of Holland’s most important art critic, he makes a powerful enemy who will destroy his career. As revenge, Van Meegeren sets out to forge a perfect Vermeer to fool the art world and humiliate his enemy. Ultimately, he has to choose between revenge and winning Jólanka’s heart.

A REAL VERMEER is a film by director Rudolf van den Berg (TIRZA – Golden Calf Best Director and Best Editing, 2010 and SÜSKIND – 2012). He wrote the script, inspired by true events, together with Jan Eilander (ANDRÉ HAZES: SHE BELIEVES IN ME, ROAD DUSTER). The film was produced by Reinier Selen of Rinkel Film (ACCUSED, SÜSKIND, COOL KIDS DON’T CRY, BACKSLIDE), San Fu Maltha of Fu Works (SÜSKIND, BLACK BOOK, WINTER IN WARTIME) and Jeroen Koolbergen of Cadenza Films (SÜSKIND, TIRZA), with international co-producers Donato Rotunno of Tarantula Productions (Luxembourg) and Martin Dewitte of Living Stone (Belgium).

A REAL VERMEER was realized with support from the Netherlands Film Fund, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, and a contribution from the Film Fund’s Suppletion, the Belgian Tax Shelter, Film Fund Luxembourg, Abraham Tuschinski Fund, Creative Europa MEDIA, Eurimages, Rinkel Film, Fu Works and Cadenza Films.

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