“Money, run, happy together.”

Lying on the bunk bed in the children’s home, eleven-year-old Lu talks dreamy-eyed about her mother. Karina, she says, is a famous Hollywood actor who smells of oranges, talks to the stars and does her own stunts. One more sleep, then she finally comes to visit. But instead of an orderly meeting in the Dutch hometown, Lu unexpectedly finds herself in a rusty old Chevrolet – with cowboy boots and wigs in tow. The destination: Poland, where Lu’s grandmother is said to have hidden a lot of money. With this, mother and daughter aka Bonnie and Clyde plan on finally staying together forever. On their Hollywood-like road trip towards the east, always a car length ahead of reality, they attempt to get closer to their dream.
by Zara Dwinger
with Rosa van Leeuwen, Frieda Barnhard, Lidia Sadowa, Maksymilian Rudnicki, Aisa Winter
Netherlands 2023 Polish, English, Dutch 91’ Colour World premiere | Debut film recommendation: 11 years and up


  • Rosa van Leeuwen (Lu)
  • Frieda Barnhard (Karina)
  • Lidia Sadowa (Karina’s Cousin)
  • Maksymilian Rudnicki (Grzegorz)
  • Aisa Winter (Foster Mother)


Director Zara Dwinger
Screenplay Nena van Driel, Zara Dwinger
Cinematography Douwe Hennink
Editing Fatih Tura
Music Jac van Exter
Sound Design Zita Leemans
Sound Kamila Wójcik, Peter Strijbos
Art Director Bram Doyer
Costumes Vita Mees
Make-Up Renee Wijnhoven
Casting Saida van der Reijd, Elske Falkena
Assistant Director Noen Brouwer
Production Manager Mireille Crone-Rooijendijk
Producers Layla Meijman, Maarten van der Ven
Executive Producer Krystyna Kantor
Co-Producer Marina Blok

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 2017 Siren (Sirene); short film · Siren (Sirene) 2018 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