Bride Flight is a lavish romantic drama that charts the lives of three women who escape the gloom of post-WWII Holland for what they hope will be a better life in New Zealand. Ada, the shy but sensual farm girl, Marjorie, who dreams of a big family, and Esther, a Holocaust survivor who aspires to be a fashion designer, become fast friends during the long flight taking them to their waiting husbands, who have already settled in Christchurch.
“Lavishly entertaining...Fascinating, beautifully acted and magnificently photographed.”
"A haunting masterpiece with the power of Doctor Zhivago…"
"Four and half stars! Terrific."
Winner! Newport Beach Film Festival 2010 - Best Feature Film
Winner! Newport Beach Film Festival 2010 - Best Actress, Karine Smulders
Winner! Newport Beach Film Festival 2010 - Best Director, Ben Sombogaart
Winner! Newport Beach Film Festival 2010 - Best Cinematographer
Winner! Newport Beach Film Festival 2010 - Best Screenplay
Winner! Scottsdale Film Festival 2010 - Audience Award for Best Film
Winner! Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival 2010 - Audience Favorite Award
Winner! Rehoboth Beach Film Festival 2010 - Best Feature
Winner! Nederlands Film Festival 2009 Golden Calf Award - Best Supporting Actress, Pleuni Touw
Nederlands Film Festival 2009 Golden Calf Award Nominee - Best Supporting Actor, Micha Hulshof
Winner! Rembrandt Awards 2009 - Best Film Song
Rembrandt Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Film
Winner! Golden and Platin Film, Netherlands 2009 - Golden Film Award
Making of Bride Flight
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