Lost on Arrival

  • Esther Polak, Ivar van Bekkum
  • Nederland
  • 2020
  • 8 min
  • Wereldpremière
  • IDFA Competition for Short Documentary
After retiring a man wants to the Caribbean island of Curaçao where he once lived. The preparations go well: he sells his house and his possessions are put into boxes. But then his health fails him. By the time he leaves, dementia has affected his memory.
This heartbreaking drama is portrayed using extremely minimalist means. Except for the opening scene, all we see is the view from a tropical veranda. We hear the man having telephone conversations with his son, in which he gradually acknowledges that he is losing his grip on reality. Even more telling is the silence during the son’s inaudible answers, his words helplessly dissolving into endless repetition.

Credits

Regisseur
Ivar van Bekkum, Esther Polak
Production
Esther Polak namens PolakVanBekkum, Ivar van Bekkum namens PolakVanBekkum

Contact

World Sales
LIMA Amsterdam
Festival Handling
Theus Zwakhals namens LIMA Amsterdam

Meer informatie

Beschikbare versies
DCP, kleur
Gesproken talen
Nederlands

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2020
Wereldpremière
IDFA Competition for Short Documentary

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