Dancing Heidelicht

The documentary Dancing Heidelicht is a visual ode to old age. The film observes how the elderly protagonists in café Heidelicht dance, drink, talk and scintillatingly move across the dance floor – in sofar as their health permits it. Time after time, another couple comes into view that tries just as much to kill time as hang on to it in the age-old dance bar. In the course of time, a place like Heidelicht has become a rarity. From the 1920s, a bar like this could be found in nearly every village in the southeast of Noord-Brabant, with long rows of tables, a dance organ and a polished dance floor. In Heidelicht, things have been kept the way they were as much as possible: sansevierias in the windows, a billiard table in the corner and stout women waiting on the patrons. At home the dancing seniors apparently have not got much to do.

    Director

    Dorien Janssen

     

    Credits

    Camera, Nils Post; Focus Puller, Isabelle Wubben; Geluid, Alex Booy, Charles Kersten; Geluidsmixage, Peter Flamman; Montage,Maaik Krijgsman, Patrick Minks; Licht assistentie, Laurens Hessels; Productie, Willemijn Cerutti.

    Category
    2003