International premiere

Good Neighbours

Goede Buren

Stella Van Voorst van Beest
Netherlands | 2018 | 80 min.

Language: Dutch
Filmy jsou promítány v českém znění
nebo s českými titulky

Category: Long Live Life

This sensitively made film follows two best friends with a lofty ambition: for the world to stop seeing social isolation and old age as inseparable companions.

A dead woman is found by chance in a small flat in Rotterdam. No one had looked for her for over ten years. Based on this report, active seniors Ada and Wilma decide to join a community volunteer organisation that runs a campaign against social isolation. Together they visit apartments door to door armed with a questionnaire to try to map the number of lonely seniors in their immediate vicinity. They listen to their stories, offer them company, but also the opportunity to come out of the house and engage in active social life.

Impact

The film Good Neighbours shows how important it is to think about our neighbours, who often live alone. In the Czech Republic, there is the Neighbourhood Plus initiative by the Mezi námi (Between Us) organisation, which motivates volunteers to take care of seniors who live alone. If you would like to get involved, you can find more information on the Between Us website. Seniors can also use the 24/7 senior phone line operated by the Život 90 (Life 90) organisation. You can call for advice and help at 800 157 157. More info: http://mezi-nami.cz/cs/sousede-plus/

Director

Stella Van Voorst van Beest

Festival guest on days
Mar 12 - Mar 14, 2019

Filmography
2018 - Good Neighbours
2009 - Prisoners of the Ground

Projection

13. 03. 18:00 Lucerna - Large Hall International premiere Discussion Tickets
14. 03. 15:00 Evald Discussion Tickets
16. 03. 20:00 Atlas - Small Hall Tickets

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