Rene Soutendijk wins Best Acting Performance at the Locarno Film Festival |  Media and culture

Rene Soutendijk wins Best Acting Performance at the Locarno Film Festival | Media and culture

Rene Soutendijk was honored on Saturday at the prestigious Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. Dutch actress landed her role in Sweet dream Best Acting Performance Award in a Film Competition.

Sweet dream He also won a prize in Locarno. Producer Lemming Film and director Ina Sindijarewicz’s drama about the fall of Dutch colonialism was awarded second prize by the Youth Jury.

The film is about Dutch sugar maker Jan (Hans Dagelette) who suddenly drops dead on a remote Indonesian island in the twilight of the colonial era. When his family travels from Holland to take over the family business, it is revealed that Jean City’s concubine will play a major role in his will. Soutendijk plays the mother of the family.

In addition to Soutendijk and Dagelet, Lisa Zweerman, Florian Myjer, Hayati Azis, Rio den Haas and Peter Faber play important roles in the film. Sweet dream It is also the opening film of the Holland Film Festival in Utrecht, after its world premiere in Locarno on 22 September. A week later, the drama can be seen in Dutch cinemas.

Locarno has been awarding its gender-neutral acting award since this year, so there are no longer separate statues for Best Actor and Best Actress. Soutendijk’s prize consists of a tiger statue.

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