Meet Me In Venice Directed
Eddy Terstall Co-Director: Erik Wunsch
Netherlands / 2015 / 93 minutes US Premiere
In English, Dutch with subtitles
Times and Venues:
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Eddy Terstall, Roberta Petzoldt
SYNOPSIS: LIMITED TICKETS are available at UPSTATE FILMS in RHINEBECK for the Rhinebeck screening.
The parent-child relationship is a popular theme in film; typically there is friction between the generations, but gradually each realizes they have more in common than previously thought. Meet Me in Venice adds a new voice to this story. Recounted by Lisa through a video she makes for her son, this Dutch father-daughter story of reconciliation unfolds between a woman and the father she first meets in adulthood. When the absentee Mauro invites Lisa to join him in Venice, she decides to go. But the journey doesn't stop there, and the father-daughter road trip takes them from Italy to Istanbul along the Orient Express route, with breathtaking imagery of the Balkans and heartwarming musical interludes. In getting to know her father, Lisa gets to know herself. She shares this experience with her son so when he is older, he will understand her decisions and life choices. Anguish and charm combine to make watching Meet Me in Venice enjoyable and enlightening at the same time.
-Ben F. Fischer
BIO: Eddy Terstall was born in 1964 in Amsterdam. Terstall studied political sciences at the University of Amsterdam and started working in the film industry as an electrician in 1983. In 1992, he directed his first feature film and has made 11 movies since. Nowadays, Eddy is a renowned Dutch director and writer, known for the movies Rent-a-Friend, Voxpopuli and Simon.
Eddy is capable of directing heavy themes in a light way; that signature is one of the reasons why his films won several awards. At the Valencia International Film Festival in 2005, Simon won the Canal and International Award. At the Tribeca Film Festival Simon was nominated for Best Narrative Feature. His films won many other awards at various international Film Festivals, such as the Dutch Film Festival.
Besides directing and writing, Eddy Terstall aspires to a political career in the Netherlands.
Cast/Featuring: Beppe Costa, Roberta Petzoldt, Nikola Rakocevic
Producer(s): San Fu Maltha, Peggy Stein, Bruno Felix & Femke Wolting
Director(s): Eddy Terstall Co-Director: Erik Wunsch
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