Stolen Kisses

Screening Selection

Nominated for:Best Short Film

Film Info

Film Year: 2021

Film Duration: 14 min

Country: Netherlands

Language: Dutch


Lidi Toepoel

Film Category

Sometimes there are advantages to your granny going senile. This makes it easy for Amy to win at cards or get paid twice for her report, which is convenient because she is saving up for a skateboard. Yet she really loves her grandma and is super happy that gran has fallen in love with Rinus, who also lives at the nursing home. One day Rinus is moved to another home and Amy decides to do anything she can to help the couple see each other again. Based on the true story of filmmaker Lidi Toepoel’s aged grandmother Mientje, who had dementia and lived in a nursing home where she met her boyfriend Rinus, the film shows with a delicate touch what this disease does to people, their friends and family and underscores the way elderly people with Alzheimer’s are often unfairly dismissed.