In HOUSEWITZ, daughter and filmmaker Oeke Hoogendijk tries to find out the reason behind her mother’s categorically refusal to leave her house. Lous Hoogendijk-de Jong literally hasn’t been outside her home for dozens of years. She has a recurring nightmare which she puts down to the day when as a Jewish girl she was taken from her house and deported to the Nazi camps. What seems perfectly ordinary in this film at first sight – a woman in a living room watching tv with her cat – gradually turns into an oppressive reality where the inside and outside worlds are at odds and housemate Holocaust is a daily presence.
|Running Time:||71 min.|
|Subject(s):||Disability, European History, Family, History, Holocaust, Personal Story, Senior Citizenship, War, Women|
|Producer(s):||Frank van den Engel, Oeke Hoogendijk|
|Cinematographer:||Sander Snoep, Jet Homoet, Oeke Hoogendijk|
|Production Company:||Discours Films|