Nothing Personal (Netherlands/Poland, 2010)

directed by Urszula Antoniak, drama, 85 min, eng subtitles
written by Urszula Antoniak
with Lotte Verbeek, Stephen Rea

After a tragedy about which the audience knows next to nothing, a woman leaves Holland and seeks solitude by travelling through the rugged landscapes of Connemara in Ireland. She meets Martin, who has also chosen a solitary life in an isolated house. They make an agreement: Anna will help Martin with his work in exchange for room and board, but there is one condition: no personal questions. This condition is however difficult to uphold in practice. Curiosity and complicity ensue, common interests appear - who will be the first to break the deal?

Locarno IFF 2009 (Best First Feature Best Actress, FIPRESCI Prize)
Netherlands Film Festival 2009 (Best Feature, Best Director, Best Photography)
Marrakech IFF 2009 (Best Female Performance)