100UP

    • Heddy Honigmann
    • Netherlands, Norway, Belgium
    • 2020
    • 93 min
    • World Premiere
    • IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

    A doctor from Lima still works in the hospital, in New York a sexologist still sees clients, while elsewhere in the city a student attends lectures at the university. On the other side of the world, a spry Norwegian helps with lambing and a distinguished Dutchman is working fanatically on an online platform for human rights. What do they have in common? They’ve all passed their 100th birthday.

    In this documentary, seven colorful centenarians give us a glimpse into their lives today and their rich pasts. All are still very active, even though the clock is ticking, bodies sometimes fail to cooperate, the loss of loved ones is painful, and some worry about the world’s future.

    Heddy Honigmann visits these very old citizens of the world and asks them about life. What do they expect of it? Each tells their story in their own way, sometimes with humor, occasionally with a touch of melancholy, but always with the wisdom reserved only for the very eldest of us.

    Credits

    • 93 min
    • color
    • DCP
    • Spoken languages: English, Norwegian, Dutch, Spanish
    • Subtitles in: English
    Director
    Heddy Honigmann
    Production
    Rogier Kramer / Dutch Mountain Film, Wilant Boekelman / Dutch Mountain Film, René Huybrechtse / Dutch Mountain Film
    Co-production
    Savage Film, Tenk.tv
    Cinematography
    Adri Schrover
    Editing
    Jessica de Koning

    IDFA history

    2020
    World Premiere
    IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary

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