The Best of Dorien B.


Director: Anke Blondé
Screenplay: Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem and Anke Blondé
Producer: A Private View
Co-producer: Viking Film (NL)
Director of Photography: David Williamson SBC
Editor: Axel Skovdal Roelofs NCE

Dorien has everything to be happy: a successful husband, two adorable children and a booming veterinary practice. One day, everything falls apart. She discovers her mother’s long-running love affair, her husband appears to be very close to a colleague and she has this lump in her breast. She needs someone to talk to but no-one seems to listen. Is this truly the life she dreamt of? Dorien realizes it’s time to make some changes. “The Best of Dorien B.” is a comedy-drama about a woman who rediscovers herself amid the chaos.


  • Kim Snauwaert
  • Jelle De Beule
  • Katelijne Verbeke
  • Dirk van Dijck
  • Robrecht Vanden Thoren
  • Wine Dierickx
  • Peter De Graef

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Feature film
Release year: 2019
Supported by: Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Netherlands Film Fund and Netherlands Film Production Incentive, Eurimages, Creative Europe Media Programme, Belgian Tax Shelter, Casa Kafka Pictures, Telenet, Citymarketing Ghent
Distributor: Kinepolis Film Distribution (Belgium), Windmill Films (Netherlands)
Broadcaster: VIER

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Release & festivals:

World Premiere - International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands (January 2019)
Beijing International Film Festival, China (April 2019)
Lucca Film Festival e Europa Cinema, Italy (April 2019) - **Special mention of the Jury**
Sydney Film Festival - Europe! Voices of Women in Film (June 2019)
Edinburgh International Film Festival - European Perspectives (June 2019)
Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland (july 2019) - **BEST INTERNATIONAL FIRST FEATURE FILM**
Pula Film Festival, Cinema by the Sea programme, Croatia (july 2019)
New Horizons IFF, Discoveries section, Poland (August 2019)
Anonimul IFF, International Feature Competition, Romania (August 2019) - ** Anonymous Trophy for Best Film**
Seoul International Women's Film Festival, South-Korea (August 2019)
Openingfilm Ostend Film Festival (September 2019)
Open Air Cinema Bačvice, Split, Croatia (September 2019)
Nashville Film Festival, Narrative Feature Competition, USA (October 2019)
Women make Waves Film Festival - Grey Dynamics of Hope, Taiwan (October 2019)
Hamptons International Film Festival, USA (Octobre 2019) - **the Breakthrough Achievement in Filmmaking Award and Kim Snauwaert has won a Special Jury Mention for Acting Performance**
Mostra Sao Paulo, New Filmmaker Competition, Brazil (October 2019)
Festival du Cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscaminque - Official Selection, Canada (October 2019)
Denver Film Festival, Colorado USA (Oct 2019)
Fort Lauderdale Film Festival, USA (Nov 2019)
Minsk International Film Festival (Listapad), Belarus (Nov 2019)
Arras Film Festival, France (Nov 2019)
Braunschweig International Film Festival, Germany (Nov 2019) - **Audience Award**
Festival des Droits des Femmes & Cinéma, France (Dec 2019)
Desert Film Society, USA (Jan 2020)
Cleveland International Film Festival, USA (Apr 2020)

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