dream and deed

the pursuit of henriette roland holst

documentary, 74', black/white and colour

as an aspiring poet from an affluent bourgeois milieu henriette roland holst (1869-1952) throws herself, full with idealism and conviction, into the labour movement. within the various socialistic parties however, a fierce battle on direction takes place, wherein she has trouble finding her place. after returning desillussioned from a trip to the soviet union in 1921, she does not feel at home in any leftist party.
the film reconstructs this period with the use of old film material combined with texts by henriette roland holst herself: fragments from letters, poems, speeches and books.

script: annette apon
voice henriette roland holst: lineke rijxman
cinematography: peter brugman and many unknown cameramen from the period 1911-1930
editing: jan ketelaars
sound design: paul gies/klink
image post production: loods, lux & lumen
producer: digna sinke/sng film www.sngfilm.nl

premiere 24 november 2012 at eye instituut amsterdam

netherlands film festival 2013
festival elles tournent, brussels, 2013
mumbai women's international film festival 2013

distribution the netherlands:
rieks hadders/mokum filmdistributie www.mokumfilm.nl

dvd available (english subtitles) at www.sngfilm.nl