A very Dutch tear-jerker was the starting point for this neo-Romantic musical. Maria Machita has to face a great deal of suffering in a very short period. Her father gets killed in an accident, haar mother dies on stage and her Turkish lover dissappears suddenly out of the country. Film Academy film won in 1991 a Golden Calf for best Short Film, an Award of the City of Utrecht and the Pathé Tuschinski Award.

Title: De tranen van Maria Machita
Year: 1991
Duration : 40 minutes
Category: Short Feature
Edition: NFF 1991

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Korte Film (1991)
Paul Ruven

Gouden Kalf nominees

Other awards

Filmprijs van de Stad Utrecht (1991)

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