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.