Anne+ is a 2018 Dutch drama television series that premiered on BNNVARA and 3LAB on 30 September 2018. Set in Amsterdam, it follows the love life of Anne, a twenty four year-old lesbian. The series is created by Maud Wiemeijer, Valerie Bisscheroux, and Hanna van Vliet,[1][2] and produced by Millstreet Films.

Created byValerie Bisscheroux
Maud Wiemeijer
Written byMaud Wiemeijer
Directed byValerie Bisscheroux
StarringHanna van Vliet
Theme music composerTess van der Velde
Opening themeFigure Out
Country of originNetherlands
Original languageDutch
No. of seasons2
ProducerRachel van Bommel

Suzan de Swaan

Laura Bouwmeester
Production locationAmsterdam
EditorAugustine Huijsser
Camera setupCor Booy
Production companiesMillstreet Films
Anne+ (film)

Plot edit

In season 1, as Anne "moves into her own place she unexpectedly runs into her ex-girlfriend Lily. Lily was her first girlfriend and a lot has happened since they broke up four years ago. Over the weekend, Anne reflects on the relationships she has had throughout her student years in Amsterdam. In six episodes we learn about Anne’s turbulent love life and how these diverse girls and various relationships have contributed to who she is today".[3]

In season 2, "Anne seems to have things going for her; she has a job at a creative agency, plenty of close friends, she is dating a lovely girl and lives in a great apartment in the city center of Amsterdam. But still she is restless. She wants a career change, but doesn’t know where to start and constantly keeps being distracted. Especially when all of a sudden an ex-girlfriend is standing on her doorstep, while she is already having trouble with a different ex. Her parents apparently have their own stuff to deal with, so she can’t count on them to help her out. And her friends seem to have other things on their mind than what is going on with Anne. Also, she should really start doing something about those bills pilling up on her kitchen table. This grown up life turns out to be something other than she expected. How are you supposed to balance friends, work and relationships?"[4]

Cast and characters edit

Main edit

Recurring edit

Guest edit

  • Gale Rama as Liv
  • Niels Gooijer as Mark
  • Sharai Rodrigues as Janna
  • Djamila Landbrug as Sofie
  • Dorian Bindels as Daniël
  • Kirsten Mulder as Esther
  • Sarah Janneh as Lotte
  • Joy Wielkens as Noa
  • Ernesto Dennis as Gastheer
  • Marloes Ijpelaar as Maaike
  • Jetty Mathurin as Barbara
  • Rick Paul van Mulligen as Ralph
  • Lieke-Rosa Altink as Makelaar
  • Juda Goslinga as Henk
  • Urmie Plein as Naomi
  • Ayrton Fraenk as Milan
  • Olivier van Klaarbergen as Yoeri
  • Anne Chris Schulting as Stella

Background and production edit

The story was conceived by Maud Wiemeijer in 2015, who worked on it with director Valerie Bisscheroux.[5] The two also worked on it with actor Hanna van Vliet.[2] The series was initially funded using crowdfunding.[5] Season 1 consists of 6 episodes, each one approximately 12 minutes.[5][6] Season 2 includes 8 episodes, each approximately 24 minutes long.[7]

British television network Channel 4 bought the rights of Anne+ from Millstreet Films on 29 January 2020, for streaming on Walter Presents, in the UK and was made available on the platform in June 2020.[8][9][10][11]

Release edit

Anne+ was introduced at the Netherlands Film Festival,[2] before premiering on 3LAB, the online platform of NPO 3, and on BNNVARA.[6] The first season was released on 30 September 2018.[12] The second season was released on 3 March 2020.[2][13]

It had its North American premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.[14][13] The series was planned to be released on YouTube in 2018; however, it was postponed and the first season became available in January 2020.[7][15]

Film edit

In March 2021, the first two seasons appeared on Netflix in the Benelux. It was also announced that a movie will be released later this year. The film became available internationally on Netflix after its theatrical release.[16][17][18] The film features actor Thorn Roos de Vries as the first non-binary character in a Dutch movie.[19]

References edit

  1. ^ Wisse, Mario (21 November 2017). "Lesbische Webserie Was Hard Nodig'" [Lesbian Web Series Was Badly Needed]. Metro (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d Schipper, Nienke (29 February 2020). "Ja, Anne is lesbisch, maar daar gaat het niet om in 'Anne+'" [Yes, Anne is a lesbian, but that's not what 'Anne +' is all about]. Trouw (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Anne+". Millstreet Films. 25 January 2018. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Critically Acclaimed Series ANNE+ Sold to Channel 4's 'Walter Presents'". Millstreet Films. 7 May 2020. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  5. ^ a b c Nandram, Ashwant (3 March 2020). "Makers Anne+: 'Wij brengen queers naar het grote publiek zonder ze te problematiseren'" [Makers Anne+: 'We bring queers to the general public without problematising them']. de Volkskrant (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  6. ^ a b Spanjer, Noor (28 September 2018). "De makers van Anne+ over waarom er meer zoenende vrouwen op tv moeten" [The creators of Anne+ about why more women should kiss on TV]. Vice (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  7. ^ a b Ouwerkerk, Sarah (2 March 2020). "Homoseksuele personages, nu zonder stereotypering" [Homosexual characters, now without stereotyping]. NRC Handelsblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 March 2020.(subscription required)
  8. ^ "Nederlandse serie Anne+ verkocht aan Britse Channel 4" [Dutch series Anne+ sold to British Channel 4]. De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 29 January 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Nederlandse dramaserie Anne+ verkocht aan Britse zender" [Dutch drama series Anne+ sold to British channel]. (in Dutch). 29 January 2020. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Walter Presents: ANNE+ on All 4 in June".
  11. ^ "Anne+ - All 4".
  12. ^ Hilversum (18 September 2018). "Dramaserie 'ANNE+' Vanaf 30 September Online Te Zien Op YouTube En NPO3.NL" [Drama Series 'Anne+' Available Online 30 September on YouTube and NPO3]. BNNVARA (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  13. ^ a b Koeleman, Danja (3 March 2020). "Hanna van Vliet hoopt op Ellen Page in bejubelde serie ANNE+" [Hanna van Vliet hopes for Ellen Page in acclaimed series ANNE +]. (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  14. ^ "Anne+". Tribeca Film Festival. 2019. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  15. ^ Anne+ (17 January 2020). "Anne+ Season 1 Available World Wide on YouTube". Facebook. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  16. ^ "ANNE+ krijgt vervolg in de vorm van een bioscoopfilm" [ANNE+ will be continued in the form of a cinema film] (in Dutch). 22 February 2021. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  17. ^ "NPO-serie Anne+ krijgt speelfilm met internationale release op Netflix" [NPO-series Anne+ gets feature film with international release on Netflix] (in Dutch). 22 February 2021. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  18. ^ "ANNE+ livestream over de bioscoopfilm en de serie op Netflix" [ANNE+ livestream about movie and series on Netflix] (in Dutch). 26 February 2021. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  19. ^ "Anne+ introduceert eerste non-binaire karakter in film". RTL Boulevard (in Dutch). 22 March 2021. Retrieved 5 January 2022.

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