He co-wrote the acclaimed 3D arthouse film Above us all with director Eugenie Jansen which premiered at the Berlinale in 2014.
His first feature documentary Michel, actor loses the words (2018) was released in Dutch and Belgian film theatres and had its international premiere at Docville International Documentary Film Festival. It was nominated for an Ensor (Best Flemish Documentary).
His latest feature documentary The Proof of the Pudding premiered at AFFR 2022 and will be released in Dutch film theatres February 9, 2023.
feature documentary (release fall 2022)(co-directed with Jaap Veldhoen / produced by JURA Film)
The Proof of the Pudding
Laureate architect Herman Hertzberger is still going strong at 90.
His most iconic building, ‘Centraal Beheer’ in Apeldoorn from 1972, will undergo a transformation from an abandoned office building into contemporary, sustainable spaces for housing, offices, and leisure. Hertzberger calls this transformation ‘the proof of the pudding’, as his structuralist ideals from the 60s and 70s intended buildings to be flexible and sustainable.
But is the present day still receptive to his vision? What prevails? Profitable square meters or space for people?
In this film portrait we get to know Hertzberger as a passionate, humoristic, and modest man whose vision on what architecture means for people and society is valuable to this day.
The Proof of the Pudding of Herman Hertzberger is a production of JURA Film Theatre & Debate
100 min. | HD | Colour | Dutch | English subtitles
Michel, actor loses the words2018 | feature documentary
(co-directed with Irma Wijsman)
Actor Michel van Dousselaere and his wife Irma Wijsman have to deal with his loss of language due to progressive aphasia. The documentary shows two powerful people who take control over a dramatic turn in their life. Acknowledging the sorrow with humor and undying love.