Quicksand

BY MARGOT SCHAAP


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.

Cast 
Hanna Van Vliet, Elsie de Brauw, Elin Koleci, Simeoni Sundja, Jade Olieberg

Festivals/Awards
Gent Film Fest 2021, Thessaloniki IFF

 

Drijfzand, feature film, 113′, DCP, color, The Netherlands-Estonia-Greece

 

Director
Margot Schaap

Writer
Margot Schaap

Director of photography
Emo Weemhoff

Production designer
Jorien Sont

Editor
Fatih Tura

Music
Thalia Ioannidou

Producer
Ellen Havenith

Co-producers
Maria Drandaki, Katrin Kissa

Produced by
PRPL, Homeless Bob Productions, Homemade Films

With the support of 
Netherlands Film Fund, Estonian Film Institute, Greek Film Centre, ERT, Media – Creative Europe