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Mama

OFFICIALSELECTION-SPORTFILMFESTIVALROTTERDAM-2021 (1)

DUTCH PREMIERE

7-10 December 2021 – Online (buy tickets here)

47′ | Dutch dialogue | English subtitles

Director: Marieke de Bra

In the documentary Mama Marieke takes a closer look at her fear of love. Why is she unable to connect with reliable men? She decides to learn pole dancing and participate in the Dutch Nationals Polesport a year later to increase her chances in love: after all, pole dancing is sexy and that attracts men. Gradually, however, Marieke discovers that sexy pole dancing will not increase her chances in love. Her focus increasingly shifs to her parents: why does she have trouble with connecting? Did she experience enough love in the past? While Marieke faces the lack of connection with her parents and herself, she loses interest in pole dancing. With the Nationals approaching, she decides to make a rigorous choice: she uses her choreography to show her vulnerable story of pain, sadness, hope and strength. She changes everything and starts all over again.