Tex

A film by: Jonas Smulders

Seventeen-year-old Tex is the sole carer for her disabled father while working long shifts at a local carwash to make ends meet. She’s in love with her co-worker Delano, from afar – and hanging out with him is a warm escape from the harsh reality of her home life.
When Tex catches Delano in the act with Katja, the despiteful carwash manager, he shatters her illusion of true love. Hurt and enraged, Tex sets out to get back at them, crossing paths with her own demons on the road to vengeance.

Country: the Netherlands
Length: 18’ 20”
Completion: 10/2017
Genre: fiction, youth, love
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Dutch
Subtitles: English

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Festivals:

  • Warsaw Film Festival, Poland (13 – 22 October, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  • Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland (7 – 12 November, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Tenerife Shorts, Spain (30 November – 3 December, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Landshut Short Film Festival, Germany (14 – 19 March, 2018)
    Official Competition
  • Festival International du Film d’Aubagne, France (19 – 24 March, 2018)
    Out of Competition: Shorts of l’Huveaune
  • Short Waves Festival, Poland (20 – 25 March, 2018)
    Out of competition: Girl Power
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (11 – 15 April, 2018)
    Dutch Competition

Director: Jonas Smulders
Screenplay: Jonas Smulders, Maria Falkena
Co-Producers: Derk-Jan Warrink, Koji Nelissen
Art Direction: Dorus Witte,
Esra Ghilane
Cinematographer: Sam du Pon
Sound: Gijs Domen, Taco Drijfhout
Editor: Wouter Van Luin NCE
Composer: Elio Steenbergen, Wisse Barkhof
Cast: Romy Gevers, Miguel Stigter, Linda Lugtenborg, Samuel Snev