We are honoured to receive as our special guest this session, the vibrant MELODY KLAVER. Melody ‘s career has been nothing but a success! At age 15, Melody got nominated for a Golden Calf for Best Actress (DIEP), which made her the youngest actress ever to be nominated for this prestigious award. Later she won The Rembrandt Award for Best Actress (WINTER IN WARTIME). Now, Melody is the leading star in the film of Oscar-nominee Ben Sombogaart’s RAFAËL. RAFAËL is now in cinemas across the country.
At age 15 Melody got nominated for a Golden Calf for Best Actress (DIEP), which made her the youngest actress ever to be nominated for this prestigious award. Later she won the Tudor Award for Best Actress (DIEP) in Genève and a Rembrandt Award for Best actress (WINTER IN WARTIME). In 2010 she was accepted by the Maastricht theatre academy, after shooting one of the lead roles in the film DUSK (Vittorio Veneto Film Festival Award).
Now, Melody is the leading star in the film RAFAËL, in the role of KIMMY. A film based on a true story about the Tunisian Nazir and the pregnant Dutch hairdresser Kimmy. The Arab Spring forces him to escape to Europe but he ends up in Lampedusa, imprisoned as an illegal refugee. RAFAËL is now in cinemas across the country.
In our Official Selection, you can watch and meet the teams of:
Edson da Conceicao | Live-Action | 09:58 | PREMIERE
Mo, a bitter young man, steps onto the subway on a busy morning, wearing a bomb vest. On his way to Central Station he meets the old man Khalid. Khalid starts a conversation that will change Mo’s life forever.
Suze Gil | Animation | 07:17
Agatha, the head nymph, finds the corpse of Ophelia and brings her back to the pond of the water nymphs. There Ophelia's soul is released, brought to life and she is given a choice between peaceful death or eternity as a nymph. As she remembers her rape and murder by a soldier, she chooses eternity and is transformed into a water nymph.
As a young traveler passes by the pond unaware, he is confronted by the new young water nymph. Ophelia realises she is now cursed to see the soldier in every man and the young traveler becomes her first victim.