Director Gerrit van Elst combines the images captured of his parents in 1975 with images from his by now very infirm parents.
In 1975, his graduation year at the Film Academy, director Gerrit van Elst captured his relationship with his father and mother and how they opposed their only child’s decision to go and study in faraway Amsterdam. Twenty-nine years later, he and his camera crew are back at his - now seriously infirm - parents. For this film, Van Elst cross-edited the footage of then and now. A revealing observation of growing old and approaching death.


Set geluid
Sound Design
Production company
Stichting Zig/Zag
TV company

Title: Ik en mijn ouders - mijn ouders en ik
Year: 2004
Duration : 1 hour, 14 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2011

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Lange Documentaire (2005)
Gerrit van Elst

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