Inti­mate portrait of the cele­brated musical star Pia Douwes. When performing at the top begins to take its toll, she takes stock and wonders how she wants to reor­ganise her life.
For more than thirty years, Pia Douwes roamed the world like a kind of nomad for musical produc­tions and plays in the Nether­lands, Europe and the United States. The much-vaunted artist often played women who, like herself, had to fight to be there. West­er­mann followed her for a few years from up close and also incor­po­rated footage from the archive of Pia’s father. Even in her most vulner­able moments, Pia allows access to the camera: when she is temporarily forced to stop. In looking to the future, the care for her now seri­ously ill parents also plays a part. I don’t want to survive anymore. I want to be able to have a good life.’ The title refers to the musical Elis­a­beth, which brought her great success. 

Credits

Executive producer
Sound Design
Production company
DOXY
TV company
AVROTROS
Postproduction company
FeverFilm

Title: Mijn leven is van mij - Pia Douwes
Year: 2018
Duration : 53 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2018

Kunst & CultuurGezondheid

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