If the sun explodes


‘If the Sun Explodes’ is a film by director Hanna van Niekerk, winner of the Nederlands Filmfonds Wildcard award.
‘If The Sun Explodes’ is a road movie about Yara (Wies Fest) and Philippe (Egbert-Jan Weeber), who are young and in love but also very different. Faced with challenges sparked by a crisis situation far from home, their relationship is put to the test.


  • Director / Writer: Hanna van Niekerk
  • Director of photography:  Jean Counet
  • Sound: Kasper Koudenburg
  • Production design: Steve Gijrath
  • First a.d.: Cora Aarnoutse
  • Script continuity: Victoria Warmerdam
  • Editor: Ben Isaacs
  • Line producer: Constant van Panhuys
  • Production manager: Charlotte Sarneel
  • Executive producers: Maarten Kuit and Jeroen van den Idsert
  • Coproducer Ramunas Skikas
  • Compositing: Gregoire Verweijen
  • Colorgrading: Qiena Wei Tong