Horizon

A film by: Giancarlo Sanchez

Everyone is concerned about fiery 16-year old Lieke who just lost her mother. Despite her grief, Lieke finds healing in the swimming pool where, as a great diving talent, she enjoys the training sessions with her coach Jorg. Lieke is managing fine. Until Jorg decides to train an additional girl. Jealous Lieke tries to keep herself in check, but slowly but surely she loses control over herself. In the chaos she unleashes, Lieke becomes the girl everyone is so afraid of, most of all she herself.

Country: the Netherlands
Length: 49’20”
Completion: 09/2016
Genre: drama, youth
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Dutch
Subtitles: English

Festivals:

  • Nederlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (21 – 30 September, 2016)
    Television Drama Competition Won: Best TV Drama
  • Crossing Europe Filmfestival, Austria (25 – 30 April, 2017)
    Cinema Next Europe Selection
  • Ismailia International Film Festival, Egypt (19 – 25 April, 2017)
    Out of Competition
  • Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, Germany (26 April – 1 May, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  • Young Art Festival, the Netherlands (21 – 22 July, 2017)
    YAFKA Cinema

Director: Giancarlo Sanchez
Screenplay: Jaap Peter Enderlé
Producer: BALDR Film: Frank Hoeve, Katja Draaijer
Cinematographer: Stephan Polman
Production design: Nora van der Steeg
Sound: Bouk Bouwmeester
Sound design: Michaël Sauvage
Editor: Wouter van Luijn
Composer: Jesper Ankerfeldt
Costume design: Nedda Nagel
Hair & make-up: Françoise Mol
Cast: Susan Radder, Bram van der Heijden, Tijn Docter, Megan de Kruijf, Marie-Mae van Zuilen, Richelle Plantinga, Joes Brauers