Under the Naked Sky

Under the Naked Sky is the the first feature film by Dutch Director/ writer Lilian Sijbesma, based on her original screenplay won the Visser-Neerlandia Award for best script in development in Netherlands and Flanders.

The story follows Elvie, an inquisitive and headstrong young girl who lives in a wooded area in a camper van with her intellectually disabled mother – a loving but naive woman who has difficulty understanding others. The film takes place during one long summer in which Elvie’s life is about to change forever. As she matures, she starts to see and understand the world in a way her mother is incapable of.

A deeply emotional story of trust, love, frustration and loneliness.

Visser-Neerlandia Award

best screenplay

In production
Lilian Sijbesma
Germen Boelens, Raymond van der Kaaij, Kirsi Saivosalmi
Supported by
Nederlands Filmfonds Flemish Film Fund - VAF Eurimages