May Divorce Be with You

Irene Lagendijk Short documentary - 2019 - 25 min.

Other prizes

Pathé Tuschinski Award

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What do you do when you are the child of divorced parents and you don’t have a picture or memory of the loving relationship they used to have? When you are a filmmaker, you make them re-enact the decisive moments in their marriage in front of the camera.

Although the filmmaker’s parents once had a passionate fifteen-year marriage, Irene Lagendijk grew up as the child of a broken family. She never consciously experienced her parents’ love relationship. In this intimate, tragicomic documentary, she decides to retro-actively create new memories. To this end, she persuades both her parents to re-enact scenes from their marriage. Both their most tender and most painful moments, at the relevant locations. 


Director(s) Irene Lagendijk
Producer(s) Irene Lagendijk
Production Company AKV|St. Joost
Director of Photography
Joshua Verreijt
Robin Voskuilen
Kenneth Fluonia
Irene Lagendijk
Joris Verleg
Loes Korten
Sound Design
Sound on Set
Boyd Nijsten
Frank Valderen
Color correction
Noortje Muller
Concept Development
Frank van Osch
Noël Loozen
Michiel van Opstal
Rieks Soepenberg
Production Country