LATER is a short documentary film about the late effects of childhood cancer. I am directing this film with Annick Sickinghe, who had lymphoma when she was fourteen years old.
Years after her recovery, artist Annick notices that her illness is still affecting her. She talks with fellow survivors of childhood cancer about the mental and physical consequences, and visualizes these in an artistic way. In LATER, Annick investigates her own coping process, which leads her to talk to peers who also suffered from childhood cancer. How do these people look back at their period of illness after 10, 20, 30, 40 or even 50 years? How does such a violent experience affect the rest of your life?
The intimate and personal interviews are interspersed with animations and poetic images that make the emotion of the story tangible.
LATER will premiere on September 22 in Prinses Máxima Centrum. In October screenings will take place in cinema De Uitkijk in Amsterdam. Tickets are available at www.laterfilm.nl.
Written & Directed by: Annick Sickinghe & Sam van Zoest
Interviewees: Cherine Mathot, Ariane Sickinghe, Priscilla van Dijke, Bas van der Voort, Saskia Ouwehand, Corinne Kuijpers, Remco Oomens
Camera & Editing: Sam van Zoest
Music: Annick Sickinghe
Music Recording & Mixing: Lourens van der Zwaag
Sound Design: Poul Sven de Haan
Grading: Serhan Meewisse
Clock and Head Animations: Annick Sickinghe
Charcoal Animations: Thomas Maas
Light Castle: Sam van Zoest
Violin: Eva Scheltema
Sound Design Animations: Thom Verbree
Release in cooperation with Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology and VOX