Maaike Neuville graduated from Studio Herman Teirlinck in Antwerpen in 2005. Her career enjoyed a flying start, with parts in short and feature films. She has appeared on stage with various theatre companies and is also a well-known television actress. In 2010 she went behind the camera for the first time and made her first short film Way Back. This led to an invitation to the Talent Campus at the Berlinale. In 2013 she made Sonnet 81, which won several prizes and is still shown at festivals worldwide.
Five new films collaboratively combined to form a single work responding to Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman’s luminous News From Home (1976). Artists Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat, Eva Giolo, Rebecca Jane Arthur, Katja Mater, and Maaike Neuville each engage in their own way with the epistolary device of Akerman’s film, as well as recurrent themes of alienation, distance and the mother-daughter relationship.