The Day My House Fell

Three adult brothers, Hein, Pé and Roemer, live with their elderly mother Hillie. This eccentric family lives in an old, crooked house that is on the verge of taking its last breath before toppling over. Every year, it is pulled straight again by its four inhabitants. This procedure has worked for decades, until suddenly Mother takes off to the sunny South. The nestlings are left to deal with each other – and themselves. As the relationship between the brothers gets more distorted, the house starts leaning over faster as well...

  • Thessa Meijer
  • Thessa Meijer
  • Don Duijns
    Lang & gelukkig
  • Maarten van der Ven
    Waterboys, PeterPanMan
  • Wim Willaert
    Key Cast
  • Wim Opbrouck
    Key Cast
  • Peter Van den Begin
    Key Cast
    King of the Belgians
  • Frieda Pittoors
    Key Cast
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    45 minutes
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    September 22, 2017
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    264,000 EUR
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Director Biography - Thessa Meijer

Writer/director Thessa Meijer graduated from Utrecht School of Arts in 2015 with the short film Erkhii Mergen, or Why the Marmot Does not Have a Thumb. It was awarded the Dutch Film Festival Dioraphte Award (Individual achievement on a Student Film) and a Wildcard from the Netherlands Film Fund. Her video clip Mind Dear for the band Sue the Night was nominated for a 3FM Award Best Video. Previously, Thessa won the Rabobank Young Talent Award.

Her work is characterized by a visual narrative style and a clear preference for magically realistic stories with a slightly absurd, humorous undertone. In 2017 she will make her professional debut with her midlength film "The Day My House Fell", starring a Flemish top billed cast, Peter Van Den Begin (King of the Belgians), Wim Willaert (Cargo) and Wim Opbrouck (Cobain).

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