Drama about Olaf (20) and his father (54) who suffers from early Alzheimer’s. In the run-up to the latter’s birthday party, their world is shrinking, due to a concrete wall ominously coming up to their house.
Olaf, an engi­neering student, lives with his father Vincent. Once a renowned archi­tect, now suffering from early Alzheimer’s disease. Olaf is strug­gling, because he wants to keep seeing Vincent as the man who knows every­thing. In the run-up to the birthday party Olaf organ­ises for his dad, their surround­ings grow darker; a concrete wall casts a shadow over their house from the garden and Vincent’s condi­tion is dete­ri­o­rating. Olaf will have to realise that living together in the present is more valu­able than persis­tently clinging on to what used to be. 

Title: Voor het donker
Year: 2018
Duration : 25 minutes
Category: Short Feature
Edition: NFF 2018


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