Yulia & Juliet

At first it seems like Yulia and Juliet are meeting in the school corridor, but then we notice the ventilation grilles in the image, through which the two lovers have to talk to each other. Yulia and Juliet are in prison. Worse still, Juliet will soon be released. But what will happen to Yulia? The emotionally charged drame takes a radical and brave turn. Zara Dwinger once again tells a brief, intense story about self-determined female protagonists.
by Zara Dwinger
with Sara Luna Zoric, Dylan Jongejans
Netherlands 2018 Dutch 12’ Colour


  • Sara Luna Zoric (Yulia)
  • Dylan Jongejans (Juliet)


Director Zara Dwinger
Screenplay Jolein Laarman
Cinematography Douwe Hennink
Editing Fatih Tura
Music Ella van der Woude
Sound Design Tijn Hazen
Sound Oliver Pattinama
Production Design Tim Balk
Costumes Nedda Nagel
Make-Up Renee Wijnhoven
Assistant Director Tony Van der Veer, Charlotte Scott-Wilson
Casting Bobbie Koek
Producers Erik Glijnis, Leontine Petit
Executive Producer Maaike Boot
Co-Producer Leanne Peters
Co-Production NTR Hilversum

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Zara Dwinger

Born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1990, she studied anthropology, worked as an editor for an online magazine and took various film internships before graduating in fiction film direction from the Netherlands Film Academy. Her graduation film, Siren, screened at over 35 festivals worldwide and won several awards. She is currently teaching at the Amsterdam Theatre School and the Amsterdam Film School whilst she develops new film projects.


2016 Liv; short film · Liv; short film 2017 Siren (Sirene); short film · Siren (Sirene) 2018 Yulia & Juliet; short film · Yulia & Juliet; short film 2020 A Holiday From Mourning; short film 2021 Het meisje dat vervloekt was (The Girl Who Was Cursed); medium-length film 2023 Kiddo

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023