Seahorse

Natalie Bruijns / Fiction / 2020

When Dana sees a small dot of light flickering in her uterus on the ultrasound screen, she has to face facts: she is pregnant. Dana decides to end the pregnancy. On the day of her abortion, Dana meets women who each have different ways to deal with their treatment. One is anxious, the other self-assured.  Dana does things differently. She wants to study the picture of her embryo. She wants to utter the words “mother” on the day of her abortion. She wants to hear the voice of the partner, whom she’s lying to. She wants to experience everything. It is the only way she will be able to get through this day.

 

 

Partners

Co-producer
Blanc Film

Credits

Director
Natalie Bruijns
Line producer
Sanne Windig
Screenplay
Natalie Bruijns
DOP
Sam du Pon
Editor
Boudewijn Koole
Sound design
Gijs Domen, Tom Bijnen
Composer
Sharon Elazar
First AD
Wouter Severijn
Casting
Groen Casting
Cast
Rifka Lodeizen
Elsie de Brauw
Maarten Heijmans
Anniek Pheifer
Aiko Beemsterboer
Hanne Timmermans
Minne Koole
Whitney Sawyer
Sieger Sloot

Festivals

Female Eye Film Festival, 2020
Go Short, Best Dutch Competition 2020