At the point of no return, when life meets death, a man realises the ultimate sacrifice is the only option. MAY follows a man as he’s confronted with a life-changing circumstance; to commit to fatherhood or reject it entirely. The choice won’t only have severe consequences to his own lifestyle, but life itself for the woman and their unborn child.
Inspired by his own life, Madja directs a visually intriguing film that figuratively shares the story of the turbulent time when he himself was unexpectedly told he would become a father. The question he asked himself stands as the central driving force in the plot; to commit, or escape? Existential questions every person is faced with at some point in their lives.
MAY is part of NPO 3’s six-part drama series ‘Our Street’ (Onze Straat), and was televised February 5th, 2021. The Dutch industry-paper Filmkrant named the episode the series’ most intriguing. Online for Dutch viewers on NPO3. The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Raven Artson feat. Mila V + Tammy8000 out here.
The film has been awarded a ‘Gouden Kalf’ at the Netherlands Film Festival (the Dutch Oscars) for Best Singleplay. We’re so thankful for the broadcasters, funds, crew, and amazing cast of this unique film.
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