30.09. - 09.10.2021

Stay! Netherlands 2011 | 90 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Lourens Blok

Lourens Blok studied Film in Utrecht and Amsterdam. His film Liefde Dood en Luchtgitaar was nominated for a Student Academy Award. After graduating, he made his feature film debut Stay! and directed several TV productions.

rated for 0 + years
Lieke and Milad are best friends and spend a lot of time in their hideaway in an old building site.  Since her father left,  Lieke has lived with her mother, who won't tell her how to find her father.  Lieke, however, would really like to get to know him.  At the same time, Milad's family receives bad news.  Despite living in the Netherlands for years, they are due to be deported.  Milad's father is very worried that, as he was once in prison for anti-government protests, now a similar fate awaits.  Despite protests from Milad's classmates, one day the police come to take them away.  But Milad has disappeared -- and Lieke too.  Together they hide from the police and go on the hunt for Lieke's father. Lourens Blok creates an exciting story about friendship's ability to overcome obstacles and skilfully communicates a politically relevant topic to his young audience.
Original title: Blijf!
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Dutch
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Lourens Blok
Screenplay: Mirjam Oomkes, Willemine van der Wiel
Cast: Mexx Nachbar, Ezzaldeen Ali, Maike Meijer, Egbert-Jan Weeber, Farhad Foroutanian
Producer: Dave Schram, Hans Pos, Maria Peters
Director of Photography: Steve Walker
Music: Herman Witkam
Production Design: Jan Rutgers
Editor: Jasper Quispel
Sound: 0
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Format: DigiBeta (PAL)
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Production: Shooting Star Filmcompany BV


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