Film­maker Aliona van der Horst inherits part of a house in Russia, including unknown stories about the eventful history her farming rela­tives lived through. 

The way to the heart is through the stomach. But if there is hardly any food, can you still speak of love? Film­maker Aliona van der Horst gets to the crux of this ques­tion in this personal family portrait of life in Russia under Stalin’s rule. It starts with a section of the family home in a Russian forest that Van der Horst inherits after her mother’s demise. By cleaning up the house along with her Russian rela­tives, she learns about previ­ously unknown chap­ters of an eventful family narra­tive, and about soli­darity in times of dearth and fear.

Title: Liefde is aardappelen
Year: 2017
Duration : 1 hour, 30 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2018


Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Lange Documentaire (2018)
Aliona van der Horst

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