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GOOD NEIGHBOURS

Stella van Voorst van Beest
NL 2018    56' 81'
⚬ Human Interest ⚬ Society 

Synopsis

When a woman is found in her home 10 years after her death, the city of Rotterdam is in shock. They start a neighbourhood campaign to combat loneliness among the elderly. Two volunteers face one of societies big problems with a golden heart and humour by killing loneliness one door at a time.

Credits

Director

Stella van Voorst van Beest

Producer

Simone van den Broek

Co-Producers

Bert Janssens, Willemien van Aals

Production Company

Basalt Film

Co-Production Company

HUMAN

Cinematography

Ton Peters, Sander Snoep 

Editor

Nicole Hálová

Sound

Eric Leek, Carla van der Meijs, Mark Wessner 

Festivals

IDFA 2018

One World Prague 2019

Bergen IFF 2019

UNAFF 2019

Yogyakarta Festival Film Dokumenter 2019

Europe on Screen 2020

Film Details

Runtimes 56' 81'
Spoken Languages Dutch
Production Countries Netherlands

Biography

Stella van Voorst van Beest was born and grew up in Rotterdam. She studied Social History at the Erasmus University (History of the 20th Century and Communication Studies). After that she studied Documentary and Editing at the Dutch Film Academy in Amsterdam. She graduated in 1994. She works as a Director and Editor. Her Films are characterized by a strong visual, observing style.

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