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From the moment we are born we play a role. Is this role enforced on us by our parents or is it the direct consequence of their behaviour? Nature versus nurture, in a personal documentary essay with a psychoanalytic dimension.
'They fuck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to but they do.’The first verses from Philip Larkin’s famous poem spark off a personal, essayistic documentary in which Quirijns asks questions about her ‘role’ within her family. Illustrated by therapeutic sessions of two different men, added to her personal story, she tries to find answers to pressing questions. Super 8 home movies of arbitrary families act as mirrors, showing anonymous faces with emotions we all know or recognise.


Executive producer
Sound Design
Sound editing
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Pieter van Huystee Film & TV

Title: Your Mum and Dad
Year: 2019
Duration : 1 hour, 16 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2019


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