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A Family Affair

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Year of participation 2017
Program Non-competition Programs

A Family Affair
Producer(s) Wout Conijn
Director(s) Tom Fassaert
Script Tom Fassaert
Director of Photography Tom Fassaert
Music by Tobias Borkert
Sound Senjal Jansen
Edit Claudio Hughes
Production company(-ies) Conijn Film, Clin D’oeil Films, Danish Documentary
 

Synopsis

Tom, the filmmaker, receives a letter from South Africa. His long forgotten 95-year old grandmother Mariann, asks him to come and help her with her will. Tom sets off to South Africa and decides to bring his camera. This starts a journey for the filmmaker and his grandmother, looking back at her life and trying to understand his own. Through the eyes and the stories of his grandmother he realizes what happened to his father and uncle, whom she placed in an orphanage when they were kids, to pursue her own life and dreams. 

Awards
Special Jury Award, IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary, Amsterdam, 2015; Best Film Unipol Award,  Biografilm Festival, Bologna, 2016; Golden Calf - Best Long Documentary, Nederlands FF, Utrecht, 2016; Grand Jury Prize, Scottish Mental Health Arts and IFF, 2016; Special Mention, Zurich IFF, 2016

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