Beste Film Marleen Slot
Beste Montage Sander Vos
Beste Muziek Rutger Reinders
Beste Regie Sacha Polak
After an acid attack that leaves Jade with scars on her face, arms and upper body, her social life has radically changed. Will she manage to regain her self-esteem? Moving, English-spoken film by Sacha Polak opened IFFR and one day later was the first Dutch film ever to première at the prestigious Sundance festival.
Jade and her two-year-old daughter live with her mother in a working-class area in London. In the prime of her life, an act of revenge by her ex has left her with permanent scars. The dazzling nightlife used to be Jade’s weekly highlight, but nowadays she is mainly stared at in clubs. This forces her to redefine her beauty. Despite all the painful experiences, Jade remains undaunted. Sacha Polak’s first English-spoken film has a star part for 23-year-old Vicky Knight, covered in burns herself, who makes her acting debut.