Rocco & Sjuul

Romantic comedy in which Sjuul runs into her childhood sweetheart Rocco fifty years after they last dated. Families have been founded and lives lived. Yet the spark of love gets reignited.

Please note that this film is in Dutch, without subtitles.
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They have slowly become a subgenre in romantic cinema: films that chronicle the love life of older people. See for instance BOOK CLUB, FINDING YOUR FEET or THE LEISURE SEEKER. In ROCCO & SJUUL, stressed-out carer Sjuul’s life is turned upside down when she runs into her childhood sweetheart Rocco, who she used to dance with in The Hague. They have their own lives and families now, and yet sparks fly once more. Despite resistance from their families, their love is unstoppable. But is it okay to put yourself first and will they be brave enough to start over one more time?

Winner of the audience award at the Film By The Sea festival in Vlissingen.

Anna van der Heide, Netherlands, 2023, 92 min. Dutch spoken, without subtitles. With Beppie Melissen, Sabri Saad El-Hamus, Anniek Pheifer, Nazmiye Oral, Jules Croiset..