Maria, I Need Your Lovin'

Martijn van de Griendt Short documentary - 2017 - 65 min.

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For a decade, photographer Martijn van de Griendt followed teen mother Maria, who is looking for unconditional love and structure in her life. This intimate and raw portrait of Maria, a combination of moving images and photographs, reveals that she literally and figuratively has many different faces. The video images offer an uncensored glimpse of her daily life; the Polaroids provide a view of her soul. Beneath Maria’s fierceness and extreme behaviour, there is a sensitive, hurt girl looking for true love.


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