STORM – LETTER OF FIRE is one of several projects to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The family film is a production of the Dutch producer Phanta Basta! Incredible Film represents the historical family film STORM – LETTER OF FIRE on the international market.
Story: 12-year-old Storm is caught up in an exciting adventure when his father Klaas (Yorick van Wageningen – The Girl with the dragon Tatoo, Blackhat, 47 Ronin) uses his printing business to print secretly forbidden texts. With an original Luther letter in which the Catholic Church got challenged, Storm and his friend Marieke embark on a fearless fight for freedom. The story takes place against the background of the late Middle Ages, particularly the 16th century reformation, when freedom of speech was under threat in Europe. Thanks in part to the rise of the printing press, this led to a dangerous struggle for power and significant political, religious, economic and social changes. For the first time, it became possible for people to spread their ideas on a large scale, comparable to the rise of social media in our time.
The film has been directed by Dennis Bots and is scripted by Karen van Holst Pellekaan – the team behind Cool Kids Don’t Cry and Secrets of War.
Trailer: Go here to watch the English trailer.