year: 2018
length: 85 min

A personal search for the essence of keeping things at a time when the digital is superseding the material.

For as long as she can remember director Digna Sinke has been keeping all kinds of things, from sugar sachets to old newspapers. Together with her 92-year-old mother she tries to find out where this need comes from. The kept things turn out to be time machines recalling memories that had all but faded.
But something is changing. Digitization has created the possibility of a completely different way of life. Digna goes in search of the new human, who no longer cares about material things, but about experiences: digital nomads and minimalists who own nothing but a passport, a bank card, a laptop computer and a smartphone.

Truida Sinke – Lijk
Tanja Baumann
prins Jonathan Doria Pamphilj
Maartje Hilte
Tomas Laurinavicius
Steve Maxwell
Amine Mouafik
Ab Smit & Hennie Houtkoop
Jared Stephens
Beverly Yuen Thompson
Colin Wright

screenplay & direction: Digna Sinke
research: Wytzia Soetenhorst
camera: Jan Wich, Digna Sinke
sound: Mark Wessner, Menno Euwe, Fokke van Saane
editing: Albert Elings
sound design & re-recording mix: Marc Lizier
grading: Petro van Leeuwen
post production image: Ruud de Bruyn – Loods, Lux & Lumen
office production: Maarten de Groot
production manager: Bram Bax
line producer: JeanMarc van Sambeek, Judith Reuten
producer VPRO: Brigit Dopheide

commissioning editor VPRO: Annemiek van der Zanden
producers: Monique Busman, Michiel van Erp / De Familie Film & TV

distribution Netherlands: Rieks Hadders – Mokumfilm

This film was made with the support of
Nederlands Filmfonds
CoBO Fonds

première IFFR 2018
release 15 april 2018