This is it. This is our mini timeslot in eternity, our chance to sing and watch the stars, to do the things we want to do.
Our feature film MI VIDA is about achieving your dreams. Dreams that we might consider to be ‘unachievable’ or ‘unrealistic’. Dreams we have lost somewhere in the maelstrom of daily life: ‘somewhere in between the groceries, the dishes and managing the household accounts.’
Loes Luca portrays a hairdresser named Lou, who has dreamt of living in Spain all her life, but, being a single mother, had no choice but to continue working in her salon, in order to keep her head above water for her family’s sake. After her retirement, Lou decides to fulfill a tiny part of her dream by enrolling in a Spanish language course in Spain. Encouraged by her Spanish teacher, she goes on to try and fulfill more of that dream, which is met with strong opposition by her two grown-up children.
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We hope to start shooting next spring in Spain. Support us in fulfilling our dream and you have a chance to win a trip to the film set in Spain, while helping us in our pursuit to shoot this extraordinary film. We also think this is a beautiful way to include those who would like to be involved in the process of making this film.
WHAT COULD MAKE THIS FILM SPECIAL?
Roos Ouwehand wrote a beautiful and very personal screenplay tailored perfectly to this particular actress. There aren’t many films out there with older female protagonists, yet we think they have many stories to tell. The Spanish backdrop and the mixture of different languages and nationalities are bound to make MI VIDA special, exotic and visually attractive.
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Lou Welter is single and has worked hard all her life to take care of her children and parents. Now she’s sixty-three years old and she has sold hair salon and traveled down to Andalusia. She has visited the area once before with her father when she was thirteen years old, a trip that made a huge impression on her. Fifty years later, Lou returns to enroll in a language course and to reflect on what she wants to do with the rest of her life.
Stripped of the motherly and grandmotherly duties she is used to, Lou initially feels lonely and unsettled between her young and outgoing fellow students. But once she has found a place to stay and has become friends with the flamboyant 50-year-old Andrea Cruz and her sensitive fellow student Luc, she begins to feel at home. Away from her hometown of Schiedam in the Rotterdam metropolitan area, and away from everything she knows, her childhood dream of moving abroad flares back up with great intensity. But just when Lou begins to believe that a future in Spain is within her reach, her pregnant daughter Barbara shows up unannounced. She calls Lou’s plans to emigrate ‘ridiculous’ and ‘egocentric’. Her mother belongs in Schiedam, with her children and grandchildren. Lou’s son Ronny feels betrayed too when he learns his mother wants to start a new life so far away from home.
MI VIDA is not only a film about achieving your dreams, it is also a story about the expectations we have of our children and our parents, the people who should never abandon or disappoint us. It is a film about what we expect of our life, our future and our friendships. And it is a film about the willingness and courage of a brave 63-year-old woman to turn those dreams and expectations into reality.