Director Jaap van Heusden calls his film, which has been composed of still images, a photo film docu­men­tary’. The succes­sive images look like photographs and some­times show moments only seconds apart, and some­times moments much longer apart. The result could be consid­ered a comic strip, about a man in his fifties who has moved in with his demented mother in a high-rise flat. The man, Per Anderman, provides the images of his day-to-day worries with a voice-over filled with cynical, appo­site comments. He writes these texts at the dining table for his site Ander­man’s Alzheimer Café: On this web page, I make a podcast as an account, as a diary, as a way to cope with insanity. And now, music.” This is how Anderman helps himself through the days. And he pays a visit to his three favourite works of art: the sculp­ture Le Verbe by the Rumanian Ianchele­vici, Piet Mondri­aan’s trip­tych De Evolutie and Le Corbusier’s chapel Notre-Dame du Haut in Ronchamp. There, in the still­ness, Anderman visibly feels well for a moment.

Credits

Producer
Sound Design
Production company
IJswater Films

Title: Every Picture Tells a Story - Anderman
Year: 2006
Duration : 12 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2006

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