Marleen Van Der Werf 31min

Original title : Rouw

Directed by : Marleen Van Der Werf

Grief (2023) is a fiction by Marleen van der Werf, selected in the “Competition Prix SAUVAGE CORTO” section of the 19th edition of the Paris European Film Festival, Europe by Europe.

Synopsis :

Grief is a short film about the perception of life after a personal loss. Using experimental visuals, land-art and soundscapes, the natural world becomes a decor to express the unspeakable.



“I film the landscapes where I used to walk with my father. Before and after his death, I walked and filmed a lot there. When he passed away, I felt abandoned. The landscape where I once felt at home became a dark place. At one point, I dared not continue walking; I felt in danger, there were too many memories there.”
Marleen van der Werf –

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