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The motion picture TULIPANI is a co-production between Holland, Canada and Italy. Directed by two-time Academy Award-winner Mike van Diem (CHARACTER, ALASKA), starring Canadian actress Ksenia Solo (“Orphan Black”), Italian actress Lidia Vitale (THE BEST OF YOUTH) and Dutch actor Gijs Naber (THE HEINEKEN KIDNAPPING).
The film is positioned for Golden Globes Best Foreign Language Film consideration.

**Worldwide Premiere - Toronto International Film Festival 2017**
**Winner Best International Film - Siena, Italian Premiere 2017**
**Opening Night Gala Film - Netherland Film Festival 2017**
**Atlantic Film Festival - Official Selection 2017**
**Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival Rio - Official Selection 2017**
**Chicago Int’l Film Festival - Official Selection 2017**
**Vancouver Italian Film Festival - Official Selection 2017**
**Whistler Film Festival - Official Selection 2017**

TULIPANI is a fairy tale of a romantic Dutch farmer named Gauke (Gijs Naber) who after losing his farm during the floods of 1953 is determined to never ever have wet socks again. He cycles to the sizzling hot south of Italy to start a new life and ends up at the outskirts of a small village in Puglia. Due to his fairylike and miraculous tulip trade, his passionate love - life and his turbulent scuffles with the dubious local business practices, he becomes a living legend - then suddenly disappears. Thirty years later, an Italian police inspector (Giancarlo Giannini) attempts to unravel the story, but struggles to distinguish fact from fiction. With the help of the young Canadian Anna (Ksenia Solo) he discovers what truly happened.

Fatt Productions, Draka Productions, Stemo Productions, and Don Carmody Television present TULIPANI: LOVE, HONOUR AND A BICYCLE directed by Mike van Diem. Starring Ksenia Solo, Gijs Naber, Giancarlo Giannini, and Lidia Vitale. Written by Peter van Wijk and Mike van Diem. Produced by Hans de Weers, Elwin Looije, Claudio Bucci, Corrado Azzollini, Don Carmody and David Cormican.

Running Time: 90 minutes.
Languages: Italian, Dutch and English with English Subtitles.
Rating: Not Rated.
U.S. release date to be announced.

Information provided by:
Marina Bailey Film Publicity
323.962.7511 - Office
323.650.3627 - Cell

© 2017 Netherlands American Society of Southern California, Inc.