Mother Tongue

Screening Selection

Film Info

Film Year: 2021

Film Duration: 13 min

Country: Netherlands

Language: Dutch


Floris Ramaekers

Film Category

Best Short Film


A benefits claim appointment spins out of control when Candide, 23, borrows her sister’s baby and strangely pretends like it’s her own child. A suspicious Martijn, the caseworker, attempts to unravel her lies accusing Candide of fraud. But behind her charade lies an unexpected secret.