“Holly” by Fien Troch in Official Competition at the 80th Venice Film Festival!


HOLLY, Fien Troch’s fifth feature film, has been invited to the Official Competition of the 80th edition of the Venice International Film Festival (August 30th to September 9th 2023).


“It’s an incredible opportunity to have the world premiere of “Holly” in Venice. I have a special bond with the festival and it’s the perfect start for the international festival of the film.” Troch says. “Winning the Orizzonti award for Best Director with “Home” in 2016 meant a lot. Being invited to the Official Competition 7 years later is a great honor and it confirms that there is still room for films like “Holly”.”


Holly” is produced by Prime Time and Mirage, and coproduced with Tarantula, Topkapi, Les Films Du Fleuve and Agat Films. The film was supported by Film Fund Luxembourg, VAF, Centre du cinéma et de l’audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Nederlands Filmfonds and Netherlands Production Incentive, Creative Europe Media and Casa Kafka (Tax Shelter).


Cinéart will release the film in the Benelux and MK2 Films obtained the international rights of the film.