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The New World

De nieuwe wereld

Directed by Jaap van Heusden
Netherlands, 2013


Mirte is a cleaner in the reception centre for asylum seekers at the airport. She tries to forget her past through routine. When the charismatic West African Luc is brought in, Mirte seems to get a grip on her life again. A film about loss, fleeing and love from an unexpected corner.

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The New World Directed by Jaap van Heusden

Awards & Festivals

Melbourne International Film Festival

2013 | 2nd place: Best European Feature (TeleScope Best European Feature Award)

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