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Festival / Official Selection 2018 / Just Friends (Gewoon Vrienden)


Just Friends (Gewoon Vrienden)

DIRECTOR : Ellen Smit
COUNTRY : ​The Netherlands
TIME : 78 min.​
YEAR : 2018

Nu Metro 6, 10 Oct @ 2.30pm | 13 Oct @ 10pm


Dreamy medical student Yad moves backs home after too much partying in Amsterdam and not enough studying. He attempts to land a job as a surf instructor, but ends up as home help for elderly clients, much to his parent’s disapproval. He is at his client Ans’ home when Yad meets Joris, Ans’ grandson, who is dealing with his own family drama – including carting his father’s dead ashes around. They share an instant chemistry, but Joris plays coy, ignoring Yad’s request for his number. Ans plays matchmaker and helps Yad get Joris’ attention. Their relationship blossoms, but they are forced to deal head on with their personal family dynamics before becoming anything more than just friends.

When two different worlds collide, a defiant love erupts On the 10th anniversary of his dad’s death, Joris still tries to come to terms with his father’s absence when he meets the free-spirited Yad, who returns back home to his family after living on his own. Although very different, there is an instant spark between the two and they want to be more than “just friends”, but both have issues with their mothers that threaten to jeopardize their relationship.



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