Ten years after the heyday of the hippie era, the freedom that was won proves to be causing more problems. Heleen (Klaver) grows up in the late 1970s in what was then called an open family. Her parents separate and speak openly about their infidelity. The nearly 14-year-old girl struggles with the question of what true love entails and whether it has anything to do with sex. Director Van Dusseldorp impresses with her contemplative, intimate style and has created a moving, subtle film in which the 1970s are significantly less relaxed than some commercials would have us believe.

Direction Simone van Dusseldorp
Screenplay Tamara Bos
Producer Marc Bary IJswater films

Simone van Dusseldorp’s debut film “Diep” won the award for Best Film at the Geneva Film Festival. Additionally, lead actress Melody Klaver received a Tudor Award for Best Actress.Melody Klaver, who portrays the character of Heleen, won the Tudor Award for Best Actress for her “natural and sincere interpretation and her instinctive way of acting,” as stated by the jury. Klaver was also nominated for a Golden Calf at the Netherlands Film Festival.