Under The Naked Sky

  • Netherlands | 2023 | Dutch | 91' | Colour
  • Director: Lilian Sijbesma
  • Screenplay: Lilian Sijbesma
  • DoP: Arjan De Wit
  • Editor: Tessel Flora De Vries
  • Cast: Rifka Lodeizen, Johan Leysen, Christian Paulussen

Synopsis: The story follows Elvie, an inquisitive and headstrong young girl who lives in a wooded area in a camper van with her intellectually disabled mother – a loving but naive woman who has difficulty understanding others. The film takes place during one long summer in which Elvie’s life is about to change forever. As she matures, she starts to see and understand the world in a way her mother is incapable of. A deeply emotional story of trust, love, frustration, and loneliness.

Directors Bio: Lilian Sijbesma (1983) graduated in Directing and Screenwriting at the Utrecht School of the Arts. Since then she worked as a writer and director on several film projects and series. She wrote the children’s series ‘Kabam!’ (director Elisabeth Hesemans) that recently won an International Emmy Award and Cinekid Lion. Lilian also wrote and directed episodes of the children's series 'Doopie' and wrote the screenplay for 'Okthanksbye', a feature film directed by Nicole van Kilsdonk. 'Under the Naked Sky' is Lilian's debut feature film as a writer and director.

Sales Agent: Gusto Entertainment Distributor

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