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
Duration : 25 minutes
Category: Short Feature
Edition: NFF 2018
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