Open Seas (Niemand in de Stad)
Director: Michiel van Erp
Section: World Cinema
Country: The Netherlands, Belgium | Year: 2018
Language(s): Dutch | Time: 102 mins
Three young friends stumble towards maturity during their student days in Amsterdam. The sudden death of one of them serves to concentrate their minds. In the course of this turbulent period they try to break free from their parents and their backgrounds, experience the meaning of friendship and find out who they really are.
Michiel van Erp is a Dutch filmmaker. His documentary series Long Live (1996), about the hopes and desires of Dutch people, ran for seven years on Dutch Television, winning national and international awards. His other notable films include Don’t Forget Me (2002), Funfair Behind the Dikes (2007), Stuck (2008), and I Am a Woman Now (2011), among notable others.