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still from Suzy Q (Martin Koolhoven, NL 1999)

Suzy Q

Martin Koolhoven / NL, 1999 / 82 min.

Debut films can launch careers. Martin Koolhoven’s first feature-length fiction film, made for TV with a screenplay by Frouke Fokkeman, stood out. Together with actor Roeland Fernhout he will talk about making the film ahead of the screening.

poster Suzy Q (Martin Koolhoven, NL 1999)
Carice van Houten was 21 when she put in a convincing performance as 16-year-old Suzy. Martin Koolhoven was 30 and also convinces with his film of the script by writer Frouke Fokkema, who equally convincingly evokes the world of a headstrong young woman in sixties Amsterdam.

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Suzy Q


82 min.

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Up-and-coming film talent at Eye: a new generation of Dutch makers are given the opportunity to present their debut films, discuss filmmaking and select films by makers that inspired them. These Badlands evenings are compiled by guest curators Lemuël de Graav, Xiang Yu Yeung and Eye programmer Ronald Simons.

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still from Suzy Q (Martin Koolhoven, NL 1999)
still from Suzy Q (Martin Koolhoven, NL 1999)

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