Sigma Pictures

Matthijs van Heijningen (Honorary member), Guurtje Buddenberg
Singel 132 | 1015 AG Amsterdam
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Founded in 1974, Sigma Pictures has produced many shorts and 39 feature films. Their first, Melancholy Tales, opened the Berlin Film Festival in 1975. The film library includes international co-productions and some of the most successful films in the history of Dutch cinema. Sigma is still going strong in the 21st century. Their latest film The Fury by Andr. van Duren premiered in March 2016 and got seven nominations at the Netherlands Film Festival. Hannah Hoekstra and Anneke Blok won the Golden Calf for their performances. This year, Sigma is shooting Life is Wonderful.

CURRENT PROJECTS

Life is Wonderful

Release: by Just Film, Fall 2017. Status: shooting May-June 2017. Sort: romantic comedy, 100 min. Producers: Matthijs van Heijningen and Guurtje Buddenberg. Director: Frans Weisz. Screenplay: Theo Nijland, based on the novel by Remco Campert. Director of Photography: Goert Giltay. Production Design: Vincent de Pater. Costumes: Manon Blom. Sales: tba. Starring Reinout Scholten van Aschat, G.za Weisz, Romy Louise Lauwers, Anniek Pfeifer, Teun Kuilboer, Willeke van Ammelrooy en Stefan de Walle.

Life Is Wonderful is a feel-good movie about love and longing. Best friends Mees and Boelie are spending a beautiful spring day in Amsterdam’s Vondelpark. It seems like just a normal day, until they meet the young and attractive Panda. While the heat rises in the park, it’s nowhere to be found between the long-married couple Etta and Ernst-Jan. Ernst-Jan suspects Etta of cheating and has his own ideas of how to catch her in the act. We also meet Rosa and Kees, old lovers whose paths cross after decades of not seeing each other. On this spring day in Amsterdam, their love starts blooming again.