Filmmaker Marleen Jonkman studied film at the University of Amsterdam, followed by the Dutch Film Academy. After graduating with the prize-winning short ‘Daughter’, Marleen joined Czar and started directing commercials, shorts, and video clips.
She developed a personal style that shows her genuine interest in mankind, caught in authentic and joy-filled cinematic moments. She aims to celebrate life in all aspects and to show the universal truth in everyday moments.
Her feature debut La Holandesa world premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017 and was nominated for Best Film and Best Actress at the Dutch Film Festival.