Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
In spite of exceptional acting on the part of Kitty Courbois as An Bloem, and the young women playing An's daughters, Renee Soutendijk and Marina de Graaf, this story -- about a woman who leaves her boring husband for independence and takes up with a younger and wealthier man only to lose him to her eldest daughter -- is a bit too fractured cinematically to hold together well. The frenetic movement from one sequence to the next is hard to follow. An Bloem was director Peter Oosthoeks's first feature-length film after staging more than 100 plays and is based on a play by the same name.
boredom, daughter, extramarital-affair, husband, independence, love-triangle, May-December-romance, mother, woman