Cornelia

Cornelia shows the last minutes of the life of a Dutch female resistance fighter while she is being lead to the place of her execution. She asks herself: how did it come this far? Did I make the right choices?

  • Sander Blom
    Director
  • Sander Blom
    Writer
  • Sander Blom
    Producer
  • Ariane Schluter
    Key Cast
    "Cornelia"
  • Bas de Bruijn
    Key Cast
    "Pastor Touwen"
  • Sytse Faber
    Key Cast
    "SS Officer"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Cornelia
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller, History
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Netherlands
  • Country of Filming:
    Netherlands
  • Language:
    Dutch
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • International Filmfestival Assen
    Assen
    Netherlands
    March 12, 2022
    Noordsterren Nominee
  • Bordeaux Shorts Biennale
    Bordeaux
    France
    Honorable Mention
  • Flowers Against Bullets
    Vienna
    Austria
    Red Cross Award Winner
  • Bridge of Peace
    Paris
    France
    Best Short Film
  • Boden International Film Festival
    Boden
    Sweden
    Finalist
  • IndieNuts Awards
    Oberammergau
    Germany
    Finalist
  • Freedom Festival International
    West Columbia
    United States
    Finalist
  • The Bay International Film Festival
    Morecambe
    United Kingdom
    Semi-Finalist
  • Tatra International Film Festival
    Poprad
    Slovakia
  • The Moving Forward Film Festival
    Montrose
    United Kingdom
  • INDIE-LINCS International Film Festival
    Lincoln
    United Kingdom
  • Ukrainian Dream Film Festival
    Odesa
    Ukraine
  • Cyprus International Film Festival "Golden Aphrodite"
    Nicosia
    Cyprus
  • Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
  • Shortcutz Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
  • Noordelijk Film Festival
    Leeuwarden
    Netherlands
Director Biography - Sander Blom

Sander Blom (1993) studied Communication in Groningen, but quickly got into directing and producing films. Living in a relatively remote part of The Netherlands and disliking the typical Dutch films, he decided to find his own way in the world of film making, independently producing his own films: Limina (2018) and #VaderJacob (2020) to name a few. In 2019, he also debuted with his first published novel (thriller).

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Director Statement

There are many known stories about famous Resistance fighters, but almost always it concerns men. This story about a female resistance fighter deserves to be known.