An Unforgettable Farewell

An Unforgettable Farewell

A short documentary about the unanswered questions you’re left behind with after a loved one unexpectedly decides to commit suicide.

When you lose a loved one to suicide, you’re often left behind with plenty of unanswered questions. This film follows the process of Cláudio, who unexpectedly lost his best friend on new year’s Eve. Hoping to find answers, he talks with people how they deal with suicide and their loved ones who consider this.

Color, 26 min, documentary.


Director: Cláudio Oliveira de Marques

Producers: Bente Mars, Denise van den Hoek

Cinematography: Michel Rosendaal

Editor: Nikki Gorissen

Sound-Design: Ruben Dekker

Composer: Maryna Boiko

World Première: 

DOK LEIPZIG 2017

Festival Selections:

  • Nederlands Filmfestival, Utrecht, Student Competition(2017).
  • DOK Leipzig, Leipzig, International Programme(2017)
  • CPH DOX, Copenhagen(2017)
  • Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival 2018, short documentary competition.
  • Eindhovens Filmfestival 2017
  • Odense international film festival 2018, documentary competition.
  • Silkroad film festival 2018, student competition

Nominations:

  • Tuschinski Award for best studentfilm, Nederlands Filmfestival(2017)

Awards:

  • VPRO Documentary Award for best documentary at Keep an Eye Festival(2017)
  • Wildcard Netherlands Film Fund(€40.000) for most promising director(2017)

Media:

Waarom is denken aan zelfdoding nog zo’n taboe (Volkskrant)
Ik kon er óf een film van maken, óf het verse verdriet opkroppen (Parool)
Witte of rode wijn (De Groene Amsterdammer)
Er is weinig aandacht voor het leed van naasten (Human)
Twee “Human” films vallen in de prijzen (Human)
Een Onvergetelijk Afscheid wint VPRO Documentaire Prijs 2017 (VPRO)
Tiende VPRO Documentaire Prijs 2017 (VillaMedia)
VPRO Documentaire Prijs voor Een Onvergetelijk Afscheid (Broadcast Magazine)
Het leven toch maar omarmd (Trouw)

Trailer
Client: Nederlandse Filmacademie
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Date: June 27, 2017
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