In Vrijheid

By

Floor Van Der Meulen

Duration

47 MIN

Language

Dutch

Subtitles

French/english

Country

Netherlands

Year

2017

You will never regret having seen a DRAMA about REDEMPTION
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Synopsis

In Vrijheid tells the story of a mother who gets her lost son back. For months Neziha has lived in fear, because her son Ismaël left for Syria. Then she receives a message saying that Ismaël is back. He fled Syria and is now detained in the Netherlands. Under strict conditions, the judge allows him to await his trial in his mother’s house. Neziha is determined not to let her son slip through her fingers a second time. She does everything within her power to make Ismaël a productive member of society again. But the more she tries to reach him, the greater the distance between mother and son becomes.

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Direction

Floor Van Der Meulen

Floor van der Meulen graduated in 2012 from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam in Audivisual Design. She directed several documentaries and an experimental film.
Her last documentary Storming Paradise (2014) is a portrait of one Dutch and two Syrian fighters in a complex conflict. Young men who are finding their way in life. The film was sold to Al Jazeera.
She co-directed 9 days from my Window in Aleppo (2016) with Thomas Vroege, which is nominated for the European Film Award.
In Vrijheid is her debut fiction film. The film was nominated for a Dutch Academy Award for Best Television Drama. Leading actress Nazmiye Oral won the Dutch Academy Award for Best Actress.

Music

Rutger Reinders

Editing

Saskia Kievits

Sound designer

Oliver Pattinama

Cinematographer

Ton Peters

Screenplay

Jaap Peter Enderlé

Original Title

In Vrijheid

English Title

In Exile