EVELYN

By Orlando VON EINSIEDEL

VIOLET FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2018

EVELYN is a deeply personal film from Academy Award® winning filmmakers of THE WHITE HELMETS and VIRUNGA, telling the story of one family as they journey across the UK in memory of their brother and son, who took his own life 14 years ago.

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BFI London FF 2018
Official Competition - Documentary
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Orlando VON EINSIEDEL
    • Producer(s)
    • Joanna NATASEGARA
    • Synopsis
    • When his brother, newly diagnosed as schizophrenic and suffering from intense depression, took his own life at 22, Orlando and his other two siblings buried the trauma, rarely talking about it. Over a decade later, the remaining family set out on a hiking tour, visiting landscapes Evelyn liked to walk, to reflect on his life and death. The result is an intensely personal and moving take on the emotional impact of suicide within a family and a powerful account of the benefits of creating safe spaces for emotional communication. Shot in a subjective style and against the stunning backdrop of the British countryside, Evelyn is an emotionally raw film that documents the difficult, yet rewarding, attempt to navigate the rocky highlands of collective trauma.
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