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Original name: Melk
English name: Milk
Year: 2023
Run time: 96 Min
Language: Dutch
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Netherlands
Director: Stefanie Kolk
Producers: Erik Glijnis, Leontine Petit
cast: Frieda Barnhard, Aleksej Ovsiannikov, Ruth Sahertian, Jules Elting, Murat Toker, Arnoud Bos, Zineb Fallouk, Wimie Wilhelm
Screenplay: Stefanie Kolk, Nena van Driel
Cinematographer: Emo Weemhoff
Editor: Maarten Ernest
Sound Designer: Jacob Oostra
Production Company: Lemming Film, NTR
World Sales: Bendita Film Sales


  • Giornata degli Autori Venice 2023
  • Zurich FF 2023
  • Warsaw IFF 2023
  • Bordeaux IIFF 2023
  • São Paulo IFF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2019 Eyes On The Road (Short)
  • 2017 Harbour (Short)
  • 2016 Clan (Short)

Director's Biography:

Stefanie Kolk

Stefanie Kolk studied biophysics and lived in Japan for two years before entering the Netherlands Film Academy. Her graduation short Clan and shorts Harbour and Eyes on the Road premiered at the Locarno IFF: Pardi di Domani International Competition in 2016, 2017, and 2019. Stefanie’s films have been shown at festivals around the world, in Dutch cinemas, and on Dutch national television. She was a participant at Berlinale Talents 2019 and a Talent en Route at the Netherlands FF 2019. Her first feature film, Melk, was selected for Berlinale Script Station 2021 and for holding its World Premiere in the Giornata degli Autori at Venice in 2023.


Days after giving birth to a stillborn baby, Robin’s breasts start to produce milk. Unable to throw it away, Robin takes the unusual decision to donate her milk. As her quest for a place to donate becomes more difficult than anticipated, more and more milk starts to crowd her freezer, relationship, and life.