Believing  {Geloven}

Believing
Geloven

Netherlands, 2011, 40 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Drama, Family Issues
Programs: Contemporary World Cinema, Women + Film
Language: Dutch English Sub-Titles

Middle-aged single mother Martine is a successful doctor who treats and counsels many immigrant patients. Over the years she has developed a strong respect for their diverse religious and cultural beliefs. A contemporary woman of liberal convictions, she champions emancipation, of women and immigrants. But her self-determination and worldview are challenged when her young daughter decides to become a Muslim. Will Martine be able to stay faithful to her convictions when her daughter chooses her own way? Elsie de Brauw delivers a tour-de-force performance.

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DIRECTOR: Mijke de Jong
Producer: Paul Ruven
Screenwriter: Mijke de Jong, Jolein Laarman
Principal Cast: Elsie de Brauw

The following short films will screen before this film...

  • Walking (Lopen)

    Walking (Lopen)

    Netherlands , 1999 , 54 min.
    Director: Mijke de Jong In 1999, 12 years before Believing, actress Elsie de Brauw teamed up with Mijke de Jong to chronicle life in the fast lane in modern-day Amsterdam.... more

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  • Walking (Lopen)

    Walking (Lopen)

    Netherlands , 1999 , 54 min. In 1999, 12 years before Believing, actress Elsie de Brauw teamed up with Mijke de Jong to chronicle life in the fast lane in modern-day Amsterdam.... more
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