Quirky characters, meticulous framing, and a devotion to finely detailed art design all coupled to an underlying sincerity that (hopefully) keeps it all from becoming unbearably self referential. It's the formula that has served Wes Anderson well throughout his career and all of those characteristics look to be abundantly present in Michiel ten Horn's The Deflowering Of Eva van End
THE DEFLOWERING OF EVA VAN END is a tragicomedy about the Van End family
who, after the arrival of an impossibly perfect German exchange
student, can no longer imagine how they ever managed to live with their
Evert (48), Etty (46), Erwin (20), Manuel (16)
and Eva (15) are a perfectly normal family, who over the years have
developed a slightly dysfunctional way of relating to one another.
all of a sudden, the incarnation of perfection enters their lives,
embodied by German exchange student Veit (17). With his arrival, doubt,
insecurity, fear and desire invade the Van End family. How have they
been able to function all these years, with all of their imperfections?
the course of Veit's stay, all five family members start to reinvent
themselves, as they feel increasingly alienated from themselves and from
each other. It turns out, however, that it's not perfection that brings
happiness, but their blood ties. And besides, nobody's really perfect...
Selected as part of the Discovery program at the Toronto International Film Festival, The Deflowering Of Eva van End
is now approaching its Dutch theatrical release and a full theatrical trailer has just been released. Check it below.
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