Nothing Personal (Ireland, Netherlands)
A young, rebellious Dutch woman walks the trails of Ireland, vagabond by choice, enjoying the solitude she was looking for in the austere landscape of Connemara. He is a man in his prime, living a solitary life in a secluded house on a beautiful island. She is radical and uncompromising. He is wise and ironic. What connects them is solitude they both see as freedom. He proposes her to work for him in exchange of food. She agrees at one condition: there will be no personal contact between them, just work. Soon the two of them become curious about each other. Who will be the first one to break their "nothing personal" deal?
Awards and festivals: Best First Film prize CICAE, FIPRESCI Prize, Youth Jury Award and the Silver Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival 2009, Golden Calf at Dutch Film Festival 2009, nominated for the Bronze Horse at the Stockholm Film Festival in 2009, best actress at the Marrakech Film Festival - Lotte Verbeek.