Meet Me in Venice

The story is about Liza. She is a young woman who travels to Venice to meet her Italian father Mauro. Mauro has not seen Liza since she was three years old, when he and Liza’s mother decided to split up. Mauro has traveled the world since as a musician and hopes to get to know his biological daughter during this brief holiday.

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Woodstock Film Festival's debut

The parent-child relationship is a popular theme in film; typically there is friction between the generations, but gradually each realizes they have more in common than previously thought. Meet Me in Venice adds a new voice to this story. Recounted by Lisa through a video she makes for her son, this Dutch father-daughter story of reconciliation unfolds between a woman and the father she first meets in adulthood. When the absentee Mauro invites Lisa to join him in Venice, she decides to go. But the journey doesn’t stop there, and the father-daughter road trip takes them from Italy to Istanbul along the Orient Express route, with breathtaking imagery of the Balkans and heartwarming musical interludes. In getting to know her father, Lisa gets to know herself. She shares this experience with her son so when he is older, he will understand her decisions and life choices. Anguish and charm combine to make watching Meet Me in Venice enjoyable and enlightening at the same time.

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Liza is a young Dutch woman who travels to Venice to meet her Italian father Mauro. Mauro has not seen Liza since she was three years old, when he and Liza’s mother decided to split up. Mauro has traveled the world since as a musician. When Liza is in Venice it turns out there is more in store than just a couple of days in Venice. He takes Liza on a musical voyage along the route of the Orient Express. A trip that will eventually take them to Istanbul.

Meet Me in Venice

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"Meet Me In Venice is quite an intriguing film due to the alteration between the actual story and Liza’s video message, but also because the story is quite simple, yet unusual. The main actors’ brilliant performances really lift this film up to a higher level. It’s something completely different than your average ‘woman-meets-her-biological-father-for-the-first-time’ story, yet certainly worth the watch."