Emma Maria Branderhorst Short film - 2019 - 19 min.

NFF Archive

You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

Ostensibly it is a perfect friendship. But below the surface tension is mounting between three friends who have been practising for years for the synchronised swimming championships.

Keesje, an introverted teenage girl, and her two friends Lize and Dunja are members of a synchronised swimming team. It seems like a fine friendship, but below the surface tensions are bubbling. While the complete team practices for the national synchronised swimming championships, Keesje attempts, by trial and error, to secure her own place in the group of friends.


Director(s) Emma Maria Branderhorst
Script Janna Grosfeld
Producer(s) Eva Schaaf
Patou ten Cate
Production Company
Director of Photography
Production Design
Tessel de Vries
Costume Design
Viv Puype
Emma Postma
Sound Design
Sound Editor
Sound on Set
Leonard Kluen
Tom Schipper
Isis Braam
Yentl Meijer
Nisrine Aghrab Miou
Lieke-Rosa Altink
Milo Borst
Bas Keijzer
Frida Rivas
Yinli Titt
Elianne Essayan
Production Country