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Original title: Vlekkeloos
Netherlands, 2021, 16 min.

Director: Emma Branderhorst
Production company:
IJswater Films
Kromme Mijdrechtstraat 110/2
1079 LD Amsterdam
Phone: +31(0)204421760

Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Film genre: Feature film

Fifteen-year-old Ruby lives with her mother and her younger sister in a small suburban flat. Her mother works double shifts to support the family and Ruby feels responsible for her sister. When Ruby has her period and realises there are no more sanitary pads or tampons in the house, she does not want to bother her mother with this problem. Her mom is having a hard time as it is. Not wanting to trouble anyone around her, she tries to solve it on her own.

Oulu International Children´s and Youth FF 2022
Mo&Friese 2022
Berlinale Generation 2022 (awarded Golden Bear)
Cinekid 2021 (awarded)
Netherlands Film Festival 2021


Study guide: German