Controversial Dox


Marieke Schellart
Screening time  
29.02. / Wednesday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 4  
Filmmaker Marieke Schellart is 35, her biological clock is ticking – and she wants a child...

Filmmaker Marieke Schellart is 35, still childless and hasn’t had a steady boyfriend for five years. Her biological clock is ticking – and she wants a child. In the past she has always been careful not to have children with her boyfriends. Now she’s afraid she won’t find the right man in time. One solution would be to have her eggs frozen for a later date. But this is illegal in the Netherlands. Marieke talks very frankly with friends and parents and takes us with her on her very personal search for a solution to a problem that concerns many women today.

Marieke Schellart

Marieke Schellart, born 1973, worked for several years as an art director for international advertising agencies. However after a while she felt the urge to tell social stories. She went back to school to study documentary filmmaking. After she had gained experience with commissioned film projects she was ready for her debut film: 'Eggs for Later', a personal documentary about her struggle with the ticking biological clock and her quest to extend fertility. Through this film she wants to trigger a public discussion about this emerging issue of our modern society.

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Ei voor later

2010, 50', color, video

Directed by:
Marieke Schellart

Screenplay by:
Marieke Schellart

Anneke de Lind van Wijngaarden

Edited by:
Anneke de Lind van Wijngaarden

Sonja van Hamel

Reinette van de Stadt

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

European Film Festival for Documentary Films - dokumentART 2011 - Audience Award