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Dream & Deed by Annette Apon
Dream & Deed

Dream & Deed

The writings of Henriette Roland Holst (1869–1952) give an insight into her deepest dilemmas; old images lead us through turbulent years.

During the years 1891-1927, the life and work of Henriette Roland Holst undergo a profound and dramatic development. As an aspiring poet from an affluent bourgeois background she throws herself into the labour movement. The film reconstructs this period with the use of old film material combined with texts by Henriette Roland Holst herself: fragments from letters, poems, speeches and books, sparingly annotated with personal commentary by the filmmaker.

74’ / DCP / colour      

Original title: DROOM & DAAD
Dir: Annette Apon
Prod: SNG Film   
Sc: Annette Apon            
D.O.P.: Peter Brugman
Completed: November 2012       
Language: Dutch (English subtitles)   

Annette Apon:

a.o. EXPLODED VIEW (2008, short doc), UTRECHT CS (2006, short doc), SEEN THROUGH OTHER EYES (2004, short doc), UNKNOWN CHILDREN (2000, doc), ONE MAN AND HIS DOG ( 1998, feature), IT’S STINGINESS, GENTLEMAN (1996, feature).

SNG Film

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