A Holiday From Mourning

A teenage girl attempts to flee the grief she has felt since her mothers’ death by going on a post-exam trip to a Portuguese party town. But the faster she runs, the more the feeling she is trying to escape from catches up on her.


Written & Directed by Zara Dwinger

Producers: Studio Ruba, Layla Meijman, Maarten van der Ven

Cinematography: Douwe Hennink

Editor: Tessel Flora de Vries

Sound Design: Olmo van Straalen

Music: Ella van der Woude

Short film | 00:14:33 | Narrative Fiction | Themes: Mourning, Youth, Friendship, Love | Colour | 4:3 | The Netherlands | Spoken language: Dutch, English | Subtitles: English | Format: DCP, ProRes | Dolby 5.1 & Stereo LtRt

World premiere: TBA


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Client: Studio Ruba
Date: February 1, 2020
Services: Festival distribution & Strategy