Director: Dorothée Van Den Berghe
Cast: Charlotte Vanden Eynde, Els Dottermans, Frieda Pittoors, Matthias Schoenaerts, Wim Opbrouck, Nico Sturm
Producer: Lunanime (Lumière), K-Line, K-Star, Motel Films
MEISJE (Girl) tells the story of three women on a cross-road in their lives. Muriel is a young girl (20) in search for a direction. She breaks up with her parents, her boyfriend and the restrictive village life to start an independent life in Brussels. Muriel moves in with the unconstrained and vivid Laura (37), a woman with a chaotic love-life and a growing desire for a child. Martha (56), Muriel’s mother, watches this from a distance and sees her own enclosed life bursting open as she recognizes a forgotten girl’s dream. Their lives cross, influencing one another and resulting to an interesting and turbulent evening. MEISJE is a movie about the subtle and immense power that drives women.
With the support of:
Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Film Fund Netherlands
Selected for over 50 international film festivals, among others: Locarno, Montreal, Valladolid, Amiens, Rotterdam, Götenborg, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Taormina, Rabat, Karlovy Vary, Vancouver etc.
- Meisje was discovered by the Locarno Film Festival 2002 and received 2 awards in the Official Competition: “Le prix de la Jeunesse” and “Le prix du CICAE/ARTE”.
- Amiens Film Festival Grand prix du Jury – Meilleure actrice féminin pour Charlotte van den Eynde as Muriel in Meisje.
- National Film Awards PLATEAU voor Besst Actress and Best Original Score