Lost on Arrival
After retiring a man wants to return to the Caribbean island of Curaçao where he spent his working live. The preparations are going well: he sells his house and all his possessions are put into boxes. But then his health fails him. Dementia affects his memory. Except for the opening scene, all we see is the view from a tropical veranda. At the same time we hear the man having telephone conversations with his son, in which he gradually acknowledges that he is losing his grip on reality.
8' 00" / Prores HD file / colour
Genre: experimental documentary
Directed and produced by: PolakVanBekkum (Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum)
Sound: Arno Peeters
With: Jan van Bekkum and Ivar van Bekkum
Filmograpy PolakVanBekkum (Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum):
The Ride (2020, short documentary), Gaan om te Zijn/Go Move Be (2018, short experimental), The Fortune (2018, short film) A Collision of Sorts, (2017, short experimental documentary), Homestead II, (2017, short film, loop), Once We Get There, 2016, mid-length documentary), The Mailman's Bag (2014, mid length experimental video), π boy (2013, short experimental documentary)What is done cannot be undone (2011, short experimental music film) Etak: A navigation Opera (2011, short experimental music film).
Festival Distribution: EYE Experimental
Festival Distribution and Sales: LIMA
Ph: +31 20 389 2030
Festival selections: International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam 2020, Berlinale Forum Expanded 2021