Het verlies van de toekomst

Roel van Dalen Short documentary - 1995 - 50 min.

NFF Archive

You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

Documentary in which three mothers try to put into words how the suicide of their children has changed their own lives. In the Netherlands, 15,000 young people try to take their own lives every year. One percent succeeds. Roel van Dalen portrays three mothers who have lost a child in this way. In long interviews, they talk about their anger, sorrow, guilt and impotence. Het verlies van de toekomst confronts the viewer with their inexpressible suffering, but also shows their resiliance, the desperate courage with wich they tackle life and the ways they have found to make their loss bearable.

Credits

Director(s) Roel van Dalen
Producer(s) Harry Prins
Ingrid Lochem
Production Company Belbo Film Productions BV
Director of Photography
Editing
Sound on Set
Sam Nijssen
Production Country
Netherlands