added: Fri, Feb 8th '13
For those who would love to see Wes Anderson helm a Dutch movie, don't wait for the impossible. Just check out this delightful trailer for the Wes Anderson-esque romp "The Deflowering of Eva Van End," which centers on a socially-awkward teenage girl, who sees her middle-class Dutch family go through an unexpected sea change when a happy-go-lucky German exchange student comes to stay with them for two weeks. Introducing Vivian Dierickx as the bespectacled teen, the dysfunctional family comedy marks the feature-film debut of both screenwriter Anne Barnhoorn, and Amsterdam-born director Michiel ten Horn.
NY-based indie distributor Film Movement snagged the US and Canadian rights after the satirical film had its world premiere in September at TIFF. And it was reported that the company was planning a theatrical and VOD release for the "second quarter of 2013." So far, official dates have not been announced. However, you can check for updates at the distributor's webpage at filmmovement.com.
In this perfect blend of satire and sincerity, a dysfunctional family gets turned on its head when the "perfect" exchange student moves in. Every member of the van End family is preoccupied with his or her own peculiar fixation--be it father Evert's Skype relationship with a boy in Africa (seemingly his only functional relationship), or mother Etty's relentless tirades against her dope-dealing youngest son or praises for her eldest son about to marry. Trapped in the middle is the youngest--15 year-old Eva -- struggling for any attention or affection at all. When Veit, the adonis German exchange student Eva invited, moves in, the family is shocked and each family member must confront his or her own doubts, insecurities, fears and desires. During Veit's two week stay, all five family members began to reinvent themselves led by former wallflower, Eva, who begins a dramatic transformation.
directed by Michiel ten Horn
starring Vivian Dierickx, Abe Dijkman, Tomer Pawlicki, Jacqueline Blom, Ton Kas, Rafael Gareisen
release date 2013