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IDFA 2017

The Last Chair

De stoel van de laatste jaren
Jessie van Vreden, Anke Teunissen
Netherlands
2017
World Premiere
Festival history
On an isolated farm in the Dutch province of Drenthe, the elderly Egbert is living out his last days. He has neither TV nor internet, and his only contact with current affairs is the newspaper he lays on the table under his pan of kale. It seems an empty existence, but this VR documentary gives viewers the chance to leave behind the bustle of everyday life, explore Egbert’s living room or garden and see life from a different point of view. Egbert is content with his life, unlike Fred, the protagonist of a second short film in The Last Chair. This terminally ill ex-hippie left his family for a solitary existence in France. He's as composed and self-sufficient as Egbert, but he finds it hard to enjoy life because he's haunted by the bad choices he has made. In this 360-degree project, we experience a calm that's rarely seen in the modern world—at the same time, we are silent witnesses of lives drawing to an end. On-site reservation required.
Credits
Director
Technical artist
    Willem Mertens
    Willem Mertens
Designer
    Wout Standaert
    Wout Standaert
Key collaborator
    FishEYE
    FishEYE
Cinematography
    Steve van Damme,
    Wout Standaert,
    Willem Mertens
    Steve van Damme,
    Wout Standaert,
    Willem Mertens
Editing
    Steve van Damme
    Steve van Damme
Sound
Music
    Rik Elstgeest for Studio Delphine,
    Gerry Arling for Studio Delphine
    Rik Elstgeest for Studio Delphine,
    Gerry Arling for Studio Delphine
Sound Design
    Michel Nols
    Michel Nols
Narrator
    Rutger Hauer,
    Derek de Lint
    Rutger Hauer,
    Derek de Lint
Involved TV Channel
    KRO-NCRV
    KRO-NCRV
Screening copy
    Pieter van Huystee Film
    Pieter van Huystee Film