Upstream is the debut film of director Danyael Sugawara and is about an intensive mother-son relationship.
Damiaan has passed his final exams and leaves home to live in digs. His mother, who raised him alone after his father died, finds a new love, Roel, who is a barge skipper.
At this crucial moment in their lives, Aleid and Damiaan’s roads part. When Aleid decides to move in with Roel, everything changes. Aleid and Damiaan have both lost their shared home and threaten to lose every contact. Will the love between mother and son survive?
Marieke van der Pol