The Deflowering of Eva Van End
by Michiel ten Horn
The Netherlands 2012, 98 min
A bourgeois family in search of their inner selves
Etty, her husband Evert and their children Erwin, Manuel and Eva are a perfectly normal family, who over the years have developed a slightly dysfunctional way of relating to one another.
Then, all of a sudden, the incarnation of perfection enters their lives, embodied by the German exchange student Veit. With his arrival, doubt, insecurity, fear, and desire invade the Van End family. During the two weeks of Veit’s stay, all five family members start to reinvent themselves, as they feel increasingly alienated from themselves and from each other. But in the end, it’s not perfection they are looking for...
Cast & Crew
Vivian Dierickx, Rafael Gareisen, Abe Dijkman, Tomer Pawlicki, Jacqueline Blom, Ton Kas
Production: Pupkin Film
World Premiere: Toronto IFF 2012
European Premiere: Rotterdam IFF 2013
Prix Geneve Europe for Most Innovative Television Fiction Script of the Year 2013 by a Newcomer (Anne Barnhoorn)- Prix Europa
Michiel ten Horn
Michiel ten Horn (1983) graduated from the HKU in 2007, specializing in animation. His graduation film BASTA, an animation story with a live action look, was well received.
After graduation, Michiel focused mainly on live action. In style as well as in narrative, his animation background is still clearly visible in his work, as is evident in his short films and music videos.
In 2009, Michiel directed the short film ARIE and the film ALEX IN AMSTERDAM, written by Anne Barnhoorn, as a single play. With his debut feature film THE DEFLOWERING OF EVA VAN END, Michiel teamed up with screenwriter Anne Barnhoorn again. Michiel is currently working on a children’s film about a grown man who meets his imaginary childhood friend again and is also developing a bizarre animation series for adults titled RINUS THE FRIENDLY CITYJUNK.