When Mona is nine, her mother dies in a car accident. Her father Vincent finds another lover called Marie, who is younger and very demanding as she claims all the attention as “new” mother. Mona needs to call her ‘mom’ and on top of that Marie gets pregnant soon after moving in with their family. Mona makes the best of it in her own way as she feels responsible for the success of this new family, even though it is at the expensive of her own feelings. We follow her throughout her childhood, twenties and thirties and see how she starts to realize she has to stop letting people walk all over her.
Based on the book “Kom hier dat ik u kus” by Griet Op de Beeck.
Directors & writers: Sabine Lubbe Bakker, Niels van Koevorden
Producers: Submarine (NL), Lunanime (BE)
Genre: drama, tragi-comedy
Running time: 100′