The Insides of our Lives

Misja Pekel

Dutch Movies Matter World premiere

A poetic blend of fiction and found footage from the 1960s and 1970s. Two girls grow up along a European border. Slowly, they are driven apart and experience what it means to be separated by borders. 
 
The Insides of Our Lives is a poetic film that combines fiction with real footage. A selection from thousands of hours of found footage – mostly 8mm material from the sixties and seventies – tells the coming-of-age story of two girls growing up along a border in Europe, as the border gradually drives them apart. The story sensitively portrays what it means to grow up in a world where one day fences appear, creating an ‘us’ and a ‘them’. 

The short film Margarethe 89 will be screened prior to The Insides of Our Lives.

 

Nominated for the Dutch Movies Matter award
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Credits

Director
Misja Pekel
Producer
Madeleine Somer
Year
2024
Country of production
Netherlands, The
Type
Documentary
Duration
50 minutes
Spoken language
English
Subtitles
EN
Production company
Human
Dutch distributor
Human