De wereld van Charlotte Mutsaers

Suzanne Raes Short documentary - 2010 - 53 min.

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Writer, illustrator and painter Charlotte Mutsaers is as original, contrary and colourful as her work. She has created a miraculous world inhabited by rabbits, dogs and cucumbers. The frequently laurelled artist taught at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy for many years, before taking up a writing career. She and her partner Jan Fontijn and her fox terrier divide their time between Amsterdam, Oostende and France. She comments: 'Since you can't prolong life, I think I wanted to broaden it. In fact, we live three lives at the same time now.' Illustrated by several old TV interviews - for example with Adriaan van Dis, when she proved she could sing in reverse - Charlotte Mutsaers tells about her childhood and the present. As it turns out, animals have always played a key role in her life, as is clear from her colourful paintings and baroque books, and she fights adamantly against animal abuse. Despite this seriousness, she always has people laughing.


Director(s) Suzanne Raes
Script Suzanne Raes
Producer(s) Valérie Schuit
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Lotte Lever
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