Karina Beumer
Netherlands | 2023 | 43 min
World premiere
Language : Dutch
Subtitles : English, French

Ron, the filmmaker’s father, has a brain injury that affects his ability to situate himself and retain memories. Upon realising that her father no longer recognises her, the director decides to turn her father’s notebooks into a film that plunges us into the complexities of memory and the brain, full of creativity, humour and tenderness.

The director’s father, Ron, is suffering from a brain injury that has impaired his ability to find his bearings or remember events. To keep track of his life, he writes in notebooks. When Karina Beumer realises that her father no longer recognises her, and that his illness seems to be erasing their relationship, she decides to make a film based on his writings and her own memories. In (...), father and daughter create an artistic universe together, blending Ron's writings and drawings with his daughter's sets and papier-mâché characters. At the heart of the film is a wholesome and collaborative creation process that brings to life this father-daughter reunion, made possible by the art of cinema. When the daughter asks her father what they will do once they have finished making the film, Ron responds: “another film!” Using a non-linear narrative, the film takes us on a humorous and tender journey through the labyrinth of memory and the brain, while confronting us with existential questions. Without memory, can we still have an identity and be ourselves?

Alice Riva

(...), 2023


Ron BeumerKarina Beumer
Inge Beumer-de Boer
Igor Kłaczyński
Karina Beumer
Igor Kłaczyński
Karina BeumerGeen Pijn
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