The Long Holiday

De grote vakantie

Dutch documentarist Johan van der Keuken is informed that his days are numbered due to carcinoma in the prostate and he decides to spend his remaining time travelling with his wife while filming this experience. A project deeply personal, yet of epic proportions, that balances between coping with the inevitable and the hidden hope for a second chance, through images that bind together different kinds of treatments, from Bhutan’s spirituality all the way to Western rationality, while composing an art manifesto that equates life with art.
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Direction: Johan van der Keuken
Script: Johan van der Keuken
Cinematography: Johan van der Keuken
Editing: Menno Boerema, Johan van der Keuken
Sound: Noshka van der Lely
Music: Ab Baars
Production: Pieter van Huystee Film
Producers: Pieter van Huystee
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: The Netherlands
Production Year: 2000
Duration: 145'
Contact: Εye International
Awards/Distinctions: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Forum of New Cinema, Berlinale 2000 Special Jury Prize – Nederlands FF 2000 Grand Prix – Visions du Réel 2000 Silver Spire –San Francisco IFF 2000

Johan van der Kauken


1986 I ♥ $
1991 Face Value
1996 Amsterdam Global Village
2000 De grote vakantie | The Long Holiday