Jasperina: op eenzame hoogte

Simone de Vries Long documentary - 2019 - 86 min.

She was the first person with a one-woman show and had a splendid career. Today, Jasperina de Jong leads a retired life in the woods with her dog. Affectionate portrait of one of Holland’s greatest performers.

Jasperina de Jong (81) leads a retired life in the woods with her dog. She has told everything umpteen times: how beautifully she could sing as a little girl, but preferred to become a ballerina, how Wim Kan did not hire her due to a lack of talent. This turned out to be a mistake: ‘Pien’ proceeded to have a magnificent career, took potshots at sacred cows, was a feminist pur sang, and a breadwinner, the first one with a one-woman show. But did she spend enough time with her family? And how did she go on after the death of Eric Herfst, her husband, mentor and director?

Credits

Director(s) Simone de Vries
Production Company
Sylvia Frankena
Research
Renate Bergsma
Director of Photography
Editing
Sound Design
Sound on Set
Jacques Vleeshouwers
Mark Wessner
Jaap W. Sijben
TV Company
Distribution
Windmill Film Distribution
Production Country
Netherlands