While researching the relationship between sisters, I came across a weblog in which boys talk about their sexual development and that this is sometimes projected onto their sister. I wanted to explore this further through the film Femme.
Premiered: May 2017
Director: Emma Branderhorst
Writer: Janna Grosfeld
DOP: Michel Rosendaal
Producer: Annerose van Strijen
Editing: Jovanni Nino Koolen
Production Design: Kathtleen Hilbers
Art Direction: Merel ter Braak
Music & Sound design: Leonard Kluen
Colouring: Erik Demeris
Teun: Rover Wouters
Roos: Marie-Mae van Zuilen
Jolien: Babette Borgman
Frank: Robert de Zoete
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The Ysbreeker family: Jolien (45), Frank (47) Roos (16) and Teun (14) enjoy their annual holiday on a camping. Teun, a young boy at the onset of puberty, notices that his mind is changing: his view of women is changing and he can’t control his hormones. The camping is the perfect place to explore this. Roos is a young woman going through puberty and she is more interested in her first camping love, than her family. Teun notices that his sister is turning into a woman. How does he react to this? What will he do with his feelings? Does it have an influence on the brother-sister relationship?
The story behind Femme
Femme was my first real film. While researching the relationship between siblings, I came across a weblog in which boys talk about their sexual development and that this is sometimes projected onto their sister. I didn’t understand it initially, but as I read more about it, it seemed more and more logical. I wanted to explore this further through the film Femme without being directly perverse but pushing boundaries.