International Competition

IF IT WEREN'T FOR YOU

Anne-Marieke Graafmans

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Screening time  
27.02. / Monday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 2  
28.02. / Tuesday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 4  
03.03. / Saturday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 5  
Riek and Harrie share their love for one another effortlessly with the camera, but they also share their sorrow...

The film follows the quintessential Amsterdam couple Riek and Harrie in their house and garage, but also on the road, in their decrepit but beloved camper. Riek and Harrie are both coping with a great loss, but they find comfort, understanding, and most of all joy with one another. Graafmans depicts them lovingly: tinkering with the TomTom, singing songs together in the shower, shuffling along on dance night at the campsite. They share their love for one another effortlessly with the camera, but they also share their sorrow.
 

Anne-Marieke Graafmans

Anne-Marieke Graafmans has been working as a nurse, but decided to attend the Netherlands Film and Television Academy. She graduated in 2011 and 'If It Weren't for You' has already earned her the Tuschinsky Award for best graduation film and the 2011 VPRO Documentary Award.

If It Weren't for You

Netherlands
2011, 24', color, video

Directed by:
Anne-Marieke Graafmans

Cinematography:
Ernst Herstel

Edited by:
Ruben van der Hammen

Music:
Chris Christodoulou

Producers:
Mike de Zwart, Edwin Goldman

Produced by:
Nederlandse Film en Televisie Academie

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA 2011 -  VPRO Documentary Award; Netherlands Film Festival 2011 - Tuschinski Award