Meidagen

A Film by Juri Ferri

Synopsis

DAYS OF MAY
It’s 10th May 1940, Germany has invaded the Netherlands and the Dutch soldiers stationed in Zeeland have started to arm the battle stations. But the war is fought far away from them. Orderly Jan Simons, riding his bicycle up and down the dunes, enters a new routine, performing menial task and bringing the officers’ orders to the rest of the troops. As the days pass and the situation develops, soldiers open in conversations that might not have happened as easily before. They talk about purpose in the universe, free will, and God. Jan is very outspoken about his faith: a convinced Christian, he believes that God has an everlasting plan. Yet, when the nearby town of Middelburg is bombed, and the fire is visible from the distance, Jan decides to desert his post and go into hiding.

Director

  • Picture of Juri Ferri © Simon Giesen

    Juri Ferri

    Juri Ferri is an Italian writer and director. Born and raised near Bergamo, Italy, he completed an undergraduate degree in the Netherlands before moving to London to pursue an MA in Filmmaking at the London Film School. His second year film, "UB-13", shot in studio on 35mm, premiered at the Oscar qualifying Hollyshorts Film Festival in 2018 and since then it has screened at various festivals internationally. His LFS graduation project, "Mei-dagen" ("Days of May"), is based on the ex-periences of his great-grandfather at the beginning of WW2.

Awards + Festivals

  • FILM BY THE SEA (Official Selection, Vlissingen, Netherlands)September 18, 2019
  • *BEST HISTORIC SHORT*
    NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, Netherlands)February 29, 2020

Trailer

Crew

Director
Juri Ferri
Screenplay
Juri Ferri
Producer
Thomas Mataheru & Jolijn van Rinsum
Director of Photography
Stephanie Schieber Lorenesi & Casper van Oort
Art Direction
Marcus van Binsbergen
Production Design
Adrian Wittenberg
Costume Design
Louka Hogendijk
Sound
Shannon Mahoney, Kristian Knoop, Suzan van Eck
Editor
Marijn Maas
Sound Design
Simon Epstein
Music
Enrico Ferri

Cast

Jan Simons
Tomer Pawlicki
De Ruiter
Steef Verheijen
Luitenant Derksen
Sijtze van der Meer
Hellendoorn
Bart Klop
Buyze
Bart Oomen

Details

Running Time
15:54 min
Shooting Format
Super 16mm
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:1.85
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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FILM SCHOOL

London Film School
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DIRECTOR

Juri Ferri

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