Kill Your Darling
Documentary about attempts to reconstruct the past, based on the unsolved murder of American model Melissa Halstead in 1990.
In 1990, the beheaded body of a young woman was found in a Rotterdam canal. It was impossible to identify the body until 2008 when new DNA techniques identified the victim as model Melissa Halstead. A Dutch/UK investigation led to John Sweeney, who had a tumultuous relationship with Halstead - as evidenced by the many lurid drawings he made during their time together. Director van Hoewijk attempts to reconstruct the past, and seizes the opportunity to question Sweeney himself.
78’ / video / colour
Original title: KILL YOUR DARLING
Dir: Jaap van Hoewijk
Prod: Zeppers Film
Sc: Jaap van Hoewijk
D.O.P.: Adri Schrover, Stef Tijdink
Completed: November 2012
Language: English/Dutch (English subtitles)
Jaap van Hoewijk:
a.o. MIRACLE ALONG THE RIVER MAAS (2010, short doc), TO THE OTHER SIDE (2009, short doc), BYE EVERYONE (2002, doc), FAMILY SECRET (2001, doc), TOUCHED (2000, short doc).
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