AMSTERDAM — The world premiere of Dutch American lenser Robert Jan Westdijk’s “Phileine Says Sorry” will open the 23rd Netherlands Film Festival Sept. 24.
Pic stars Kim van Kooten, who was featured in Westdijk’s 1995 debut film “Little Sister.” That edgy, micro-budgeted pic about incest and voyeurism shook the Dutch film world by winning the Golden Calf, Holland’s version of the Oscar.
“Phileine,” based on Ronald Giphart’s novel of the same name, is the first big commercial pic produced by Motel Films’ Jeroen Beker and Frans van Gestel (“Polish Bride”), along with vet filmer San Fu Maltha of Fu Works Prods. and Dutch pubcaster BNN.
“Phileine Says Sorry” is a romantic comedy shot in New York and the Netherlands in which career girl Phileine learns the value of true love when she almost loses her boyfriend to another woman.