Loneliness hides behind closed doors and around every corner. But can you ﬁght it without facing your own fear of death?
When Rotterdam citizen Bep de Bruin is found dead in her home, lying there unnoticed for 10 years, the city is in shock. How could this happen? Ada (59) and her best friend Wilma (70) decide to volunteer for the local government's response: a campaign against loneliness. Together, they go door to door to check in on elderly citizens, looking for lonely people that ﬁt the proﬁle and need help.
80' / colour
Original title: Goede Buren
Dir: Stella van Voorst van Beest
Prod: Basalt Film - Simone van den Broek
Sc: Stella van Voorst van Beest
D.O.P.: Ton Peters
Completed: November 2018
Stella van Voorst van Beest:
Time for Bed (2014, short), The Hum of Holland (2012, doc), Prisoners of the Ground (2009, doc), 4 Seasons Litovania (2004, short), Building Blocks (2000-2004 doc), Pig (2002, short doc), When The Neighbour Sings (2002, short), It's Not Gonna Work (2001, short), The Umbrella Factory (1999, short doc).
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