Belgium – 2019
Directed by: Anke Blondé
Script: Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem & Anke Blondé
DOP: David Williamson SBC
Cast: Kim Snauwaert, Jelle de Beule, Katelijne Verbeke, Dirk Van Dijck, Robrecht Vanden Thoren, Wine Dierickx, Peter de Graef
Dorien has everything to be happy: a successful husband, two adorable children and a booming veterinary practice. One day, everything falls apart. She discovers her mother’s long-running love affair, her husband appears to be very close to a colleague and she has this lump in her breast. She needs someone to talk to, but no-one seems to listen. Is this truly the life she dreamt of? Dorien realizes it’s time to make some changes.
The Best of Dorien B. is the feature film debut of Belgian director Anke Blondé. She directed three shorts, i.e. Mister Frits (1998), Buiten Adem (1999) and the acclaimed Dura Lex (2011), which reaped five awards at international festivals. Next to her work as a director she is also an in-demand casting director. She was in charge of casting such films as The Misfortunates and The Broken Circle Breakdown by Felix van Groeningen and the TV series Beau Sejour.
Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2019
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