In this carefully composed portrait of six guide dogs and their owners, Heddy Honigmann explores the close bond between animal and human.
In this poignant and carefully composed portrait of six guide dogs and their owners, Heddy Honigmann explores the close bond between animal and human. Honigmann questions the owners in her characteristic way-respectfully and with genuine concern rooted in a deep trust-about what the animals mean to them. Is it love, loyalty or simply a working relationship? "I think the word 'love' is appropriate," answers one visually impaired man. "But it's still a dog. And I'm still a human.
Genre: feature length documentary
Original title: Buddy
Dir: Heddy Honigmann
Prod: VOF Appel&Honigmann
Co-prod: EO Television
Sc: Heddy Honigmann
D.O.P.: Adri Schrover
Completed: October 2018
a.o. Around the World in 50 Concerts (2014, doc), Memories on Fire (2012, short doc), And Then One Day (2010, short), El Olvido (2008, doc) Awards: a.o. Silver Dove, Fipresci Award and Eocumenical Award Leipzig Festival for Documentary & Animated Films, Forever (2006, doc) Awards: Golden Calf Best Doc and Dutch Film Critics Award Netherlands FF, Dame la Mano (2003, doc), Good Husband Dear Son (2001, doc).
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