THE MAN FROM ROME by Jaap van Heusden


The sceptical priest Filippo is sent by the Vatican to investigate a crying statue of the Virgin Mary in a Dutch southern border community. Determined to expose the statue, he stumbles upon the grim village community, which appears deeply traumatized and clings to their miracle. Attracted and unsettled by the mute young woman Térèse, who discovered the tears, he gets entangled in the village’s grief and a series of apparently miraculous events that bring down his certainties about his calling as a priest and as human being.

Winner Dutch Academy Award Golden Calf for Best Music 2023 (nominations Best Production Design, Best Editing and Best Sound Design), Netherlands Film Festival, Limburg Film Festival (awarded), Septimius Awards The Netherlands nomination, Tertio Millennio Film Fest (winner), Tallinn Black Nights (competition)

Michele Riondino – Filippo
Emma Bading – Térèse van Slochteren
Marie Louise Stheins – Mrs van Slochteren / Mother of Térèse
Raymond Thiry – Father Henri
Ralf Dexler - Antonie
Aus Greidanus – Bishop Roermond
Michele Nani – Episcopal Vicar
Axel Daeseleire – Eddy Dumoulin
Bart Slegers - Mathot
Vincent van der Valk - Dave
Janneke Remmers - Radiologist

Director: Jaap van Heusden / Writers: Jaap van Heusden & Rogier de Blok / Cinematographer: Melle van Essen, NSC / Production Designer: Jorien Sont / Editor: Jasper Quispel, NCE / Sound Design: Marco Vermaas / Music: Minco Eggersman / Producer: Marc Bary / Production Company: IJswater Films, The Netherlands / Co-producers: Markus Halberschmidt, Maria Tsigka - Fiction Park, Germany.

Technical Information
Original title: De Man Uit Rome / shot digitaly / 2:39:1 / available for screenings in DCP – ProRes - H264 (All 24 fps) / color / 107:26 min / 5.1 stereo / Dutch, English and Italian, with English, Dutch, French or German subtitles / IJswater Films & Fiction Park 2023