Meet Antoinette Beumer

Antoinette Beumer is known as the director of ' De gelukkige huisvrouw ', ' Jackie ', ' Loft ' and ' Soof '. She made 5 films in five years and during this period she discovered that the film 'De gelukkige huisvrouw' was actually the closest to her.

Early January her first book appeared 'Mijn Vader is een vliegtuig ', which is about the memories of her manic depressed father. Antoinette said in an earlier interview: Everyone can get crazy!
When we ask her how she has experienced writing a book, she replies, "The writing is surprisingly good. I loved to invent something on my own for the first time in my life without interfering with others.  I was in the privileged position to be able to write the book partly in France, I stayed in a true writer's paradise on top of a mountain in the middle of nowhere! "

Choosing between directing and writing is impossible for her! "I tend to think that if I had to choose, I would go for writing.  But directing is because of the fact that you are surrounded by a large group of inspiring people a tremendous enrichment that I would not want to miss for my personal growth. " 

We really want to know what the director's favourite film is. Antoinette responds smiling: "Again such a difficult question, haha!  I have seen so many beautiful movies. The last movie that hit me Deep was ' Call me by your name ' '.

We have to check this ... a 2017 Italian-American film directed by Luca Guadagnino. It is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by André Aciman and is about a 17-year-old boy who, during the summer in Italy, will know a handsome American research assistant and are inseparable from the first kiss.

When we ask Antoinette what cooperation with which actor she is the most, she says: "On one film, all my films were worn by female protagonists with whom I had a special connection without exception. I am always in love with my protagonist.  I had to choose then my collaboration with Carice van Houten in ‘De gelukkig huisvrouw’ was the most intense. It was not only my first feature film but also my most personal film. 
The biggest compliment I got from Carice was that she felt that we were playing the film together. That's how it felt on the set as well. "

Oolaboo would not be Oolaboo if we were not very curious about the daily beauty routine of Antoinette. "My hair is my unique selling point, haha, so there's relatively the most time in it." It begins with me that every morning I rinse out the styling products of the previous day. I use two different styling products. First a layer of potion 9 by Sebastian, then the smoothing balm of Joico. Then I dry my hair briefly with the diffuser while I squeeze it and finish it.

In terms of make-up, I don't use much. When I work at home just my day creme of Embryolisse.  When I go out the door the tastiest tinted dagcreme of La Mer, a little eye-shadow and mascara. From La Mer I would like to have the whole line of skincare, but then I have to sell a lot more books first. "
We compliment Antoinette with her beautiful forest with curls, she says: "Not to mucus but I swear to you guys blushy Truffle Platinum hair bath. My hair gets a beautiful silver color and shines like never before. Not to mention how nice it smells. "

We can't think of a nicer valve...

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About the author: Ellen Wilmink

Communication manager at Oolaboo.

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