EN - Teenager Eva, her mother Judith, aunt Barbara and big sister Michelle work their way through the chaos that is love. The result is a rollercoaster ride of first crushes, lust, affairs, baby fever and indestructible love. The four women are beautiful, courageous and sensible, but are sometimes a bit lost. The question arises whether or not their male counterparts can match them…

NL - Eerste verliefdheid, serial dating, ongebluste lust, affaires, kinderwensen en tenslotte onverwoestbare oude liefde kruiden het wat chaotische bestaan van deze vier vrouwen.Ze zijn mooi, moedig en verstandig, maar soms weten ze het ook even niet meer.

FR - L’adolescente Eva, sa mère Judith, sa tante Barbara et sa grande soeur Michelle se fraient un chemin à travers le chaos qu’on appelle l’amour. Le résultat est un trajet en montagne russe fait de premières amourettes, convoitises, relations, fièvre d’avoir des enfants et d’amour indestructible. Les quatre femmes sont belles, courageuses et sensibles, mais aussi un peu perdues. La question reste de savoir si leur partenaires masculins leur correspondent.


Title Madly in Love
Original title Smoorverliefd
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Year 2010


Cast Veerle Dobbelaere, Wine Dierickx, Kevin Janssens, Koen De Bouw, Koen De Graeve, Marie Vinck, Jan Decleir, Huub Stapel, Aline Vanhulle
Photography Jan Rubens, Wim Temmerman, Bob Williams
Editing Philippe Ravoet
Music Chrisnanne Wiegel, Melcher Meirmans, Merlijn Snitker

Technical specs

Running time film 90'
Release format HD
Aspect ratio 1:1.85
Sound format Dolby Digital
Colour Colour


Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Bruxellimage, COBO


2010: Internationales Frauenfilmfestival (DE); Internationaal Film Festival van Vlaanderen-Gent (BE); Women in Direction International Film Festival (ES)

Flanders foursome selected for Festroia’s competition

Four Flemish features have been selected for competition at the 29th Festroia International Film Festival in Portugal (7-16 June). Brasserie RomantiqueThe Broken Circle BreakdownOffline and Time of My Life are all in the running to take home some prizes. This year, the festival has also organised a focus on Belgium and pays homage to Flemish actor Jan Decleir.

Madly in LoveBoth Joel Vanhoebrouck’s Brasserie Romantique and Felix van Groeningen’s The Broken Circle Breakdown screen as part of the fest’s official competition. Peter Monsaert’s directorial debut Offline is selected for the competitive First Works section, while Nic Baltazar is competing in the Man and His Environment category with Time of My Life.

Published on Wednesday 29 May 2013

Dutch remake for Madly in Love

Shooting has recently started on the Dutch remake of Hilde Van Mieghem’s Madly in Love. For the remake, production outfit Caviar is again teaming up with director Hilde Van Mieghem and Dutch co-producers Mountain Road and Incredible Film. A Dutch top notch cast has been attached to the project with amongst others Susan Visser (Vipers nest), Anna Drijver (Stricken) and Beatrice Hillen.

Still from Hilde Van Mieghem's Madly in LoveBrussels-based production company Caviar is an experienced hand when it comes to co-production. They’ve worked on Dutch projects such as Ushi Must Marry and Hemel op Aarde. In Belgium, they’ve also moved into Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac.

Published on Thursday 11 October 2012

Madly in Love and Madonna's Pig on Chicago big screen

Two Flemish films have been selected for the 15th EU Film Festival in Chicago: Hilde Van Mieghem’s Madly in Love and Frank Van Passel’s Madonna’s Pig. The EU Film Festival is held annually and aims to give Chicago's cinema-going public a taste of European cinema.

madonna's pigMadly in Love has competed in competitions at numerous international festivals, winning prestigious awards along the way, including the LA Femme International Film Festival’s Best Foreign Film Award and the Best Film Award at California's Broad Humor Film Festival. In Europe the film toured Hamburg, Funchal (Portugal) and Bergen (Norway) among others. The producers also confirmed remake plans for the film in both The Netherlands and the US.

Published on Wednesday 7 March 2012

LA head over heals with Madly in Love

Hilde Van Mieghem’s romantic comedy Madly in Love whisked away the Best Foreign Film Award at the LA Femme International Film Festival in Los Angeles (13-16 Oct). Set up six years ago, the LA fest provides female cinematographers with an equal chance at building their carreers. For Madly in Love it was the second kudo in LA in as many weeks.

Hilde Van Mieghem's Madly in LoveAccording to local media, there ‘is an honesty to all of the film’s characters that seems impossible and is yet so desirable. Madly in Love is a commentary on human relationships and just how complicated they can become boxed in a house of hilarity.’ The film is performing well in the US with screenings in Palm Springs, New Port Beach, Indianapolis and New Hampshire and a recent Award at the Broad Humor Film Festival (Best Feature Film) also in California. In Europe  the film toured Hamburg, Funchal (Portugal) and Bergen (Norway) amongst others. The producers also confirmed remake plans for the film in both The Netherlands and the US.

Published on Monday 24 October 2011

Hamburg fest head over heels for Madly In Love

Hilde Van Mieghem’s romantic comedy Madly in Love has been selected for competition at this year’s Hamburg International Film Festival (Filmfest Hamburg, 29 September-8 October). The film will be shown as part of the fest’s Eurovisuell competition which selects the most interesting and successful European audience films.

Jan Decleir and Veerle Dobbelaere in Hilde Van Mieghem's Madly in LoveMadly in Love has already been seen at a number of mainly US fests including Palm Springs, Newport Beach and Indianapolis. The film also recently received the red carpet treatment in Los Angeles as part of a Belgian film cycle: ‘Grit and Whimsy: The Best of Recent Belgian Cinema’, organised by the American Cinemathèque in collaboration with the Consulate General of Belgium. Meanwhile there are also plans for a Dutch remake of the film.

Published on Thursday 4 August 2011

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