The Other Side of Sadness

A Film by Marit van der Heijden

Synopsis

In a hybrid film, both documentary and fiction, five young women describe the feeling of grief when losing a parent at a young age. Anna returns to her father’s home, a year after his death. When reunited with his belongings, both his life and death seem present. When Anna loses herself in the music of her father’s record player for a moment, Joachim enters the house. The neighbour and a good friend of her father. He is the first person she speaks to about her loss. Anna lives through a storm of emotions as these may come and go in the process of grief.

Director

  • Picture of Marit van der Heijden © Marit van der Heijden

    Marit van der Heijden

    Marit van der Heijden (1994) grew up in Arnhem, the Netherlands. In 2017, she graduated with Honours from the School of the Arts in Utrecht as a producer, writer and director. Previously, she directed interdisciplinary film projects and videoclips. In the future, she aspires to create films which have a positive impact on society, sustainability and human rights. Marit is currently studying an MA Arts & Society at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Awards + Festivals

  • 2nd HONG KONG FILM ART INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong)July 6, 2019
  • 12th FILMZEIT KAUFBEUREN (Official Selection, Kaufbeuren, Germany)September 30, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Marit van der Heijden
Screenplay
Marit van der Heijden
Producer
David Warringa
Director of Photography
Maxime Brun
Art Direction
Marleen Klapwijk
Costume Design
Lisa Janssen
Sound
Amy Janna, Joris Prakken
Editor
Zeoy van der Heijden
Sound Design
Elephant Ears - Mike van Creij, Lars van Leeuwen
Music
Elephant Ears - Joost van't Hoff

Cast

Anna
Lotta Sophie Bakker
Joachim
Casper Nusselder
Pim
Theo Bakker
Young Anna
Renske Hettinga

Details

Running Time
27:38
Shooting Format
2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2.39
Sound
Stereo, 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

HKU - Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
Oudenoord 700
3513 EX Utrecht, Netherlands
http://www.hku.nl/

PRODUCER

David Warringa

+31 683713012
davidwarringa@gmail.com

DIRECTOR

Marit van der Heijden

+31 640530157
marit.vanderheijden@live.nl