Suze and her Estonian husband moved from Amsterdam to a small island in the Netherlands. They now live a warm-hearted, slow-paced life with their bubbly six-year-old daughter. Until the day, Suze’s colorful, extravagant mother Helena pays them a visit after a long radio silence. When Helena informs Suze about the tumor in her head, Suze decides to start travel back and forth to the city to help her. Being a theatre actress all her life, Helena knows how to sweetly manipulate her daughter into her reliance. Suze seems powerless to this force and slowly relapses into compulsive behavior. Torn between her mother and her daughter, Suze’s disorder swiftly gets worse and forces her to make an emotional but liberating choice.
Hanna Van Vliet, Elsie de Brauw, Elin Koleci, Simeoni Sundja, Jade Olieberg
Gent Film Fest 2021, Thessaloniki IFF
Drijfzand, feature film, 113′, DCP, color, The Netherlands-Estonia-Greece