Garden of Life

When 82 year old Leo, the filmmaker’s father-in-law, starts to lose control over his life due to Alzheimer’s, he desperately tries to maintain a grip on the small world of his back garden. Every day he inspects all changes, fingers leaves, and removes everything that should make way for new growth. But the garden is running wild. The seasons go by. ‘Friends are like the sunshine in the garden of life’. In August, Leo can still translate the slogan that adorns his garden. Friends’, he tries one last time in March, ‘are the… sunshine… in the dawn of… the morning.

script | director Marco Niemeijer – post-production produced by seriousFilm
supported by the VEVAM director’s fund, and the Netherlands Film Fund
Dutch cinematic release by Periscoop Film is planned for March 2018