the favourite

The Favourite

The Favourite (fka Blessure) is in post-production!

A feature film about the relationship between twelve year old Daan and his thirty eight year old football coach Ries. Daans attempt to keep it a secret, makes him more and more isolated from his surroundings. When the relationship eventually becomes known, he has to fight his own shame and the clumsy, and sometimes cruel, reactions from his community.

Co-funded by

  • Netherlands Film Fund
  • Netherlands Film Production Incentive
  • BNNVARA, Tax Shelter
  • Creative Europe MEDIA of the European Union


  • Director: Karin Junger
  • Script: Karin Junger, Mart Dominicus
  • Producer: Ineke Kanters, Lisette Kelder
  • Co-producer: Polar Bear (BE), Krater Films (BE), BNNVARA (NL)
  • Genre: Feature film
  • Status: In post-production
  • Shooting period: September-October 2023
  • Co-funded by Netherlands Film Fund, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, BNNVARA, Tax Shelter and Creative Europe MEDIA of the European Union
  • Broadcaster: BNNVARA
  • Distributor: September Film


  • Ries: Gijs Naber
  • Daan: Bart de Wilde
  • Ella: Hadewych Minis
  • Wim: Marcel Hensema