Phileine Says Sorry (Phileine Zegt Sorry), anticipated as one of the highlights of a big year for Dutch films, has been set as the opening picture for this year's Netherlands Film Festival (24 Sept-3 Oct) in Utrecht.

The film is a romantic comedy, adapted and directed by Robert Jan Westdijk from a Ronald Giphart novel. The story sees a young woman travel to New York to watch her boyfriend in Romeo And Juliette. There, in a fit of jealousy, she disrupts the performance and the love life of the play's co-star. It stars Kim van Kooten as Phileine and Michiel Huisman as her boyfriend Max.

The world premiere at the festival will be immediately followed by the film's public release in eight theatres in Utrecht. A 60-70 print release through A-Film Distribution will follow on 9 October.

Phileine Says Sorry was produced by Jeroen Beker and Frans van Gestel of Motel Films, in collaboration with San Fu Maltha of Fu Works Productions. Co-producer is BNN.