Mijn leven als Deelder

  • 53'
  • Netherlands
  • 2013

Jules Deelder looks back, touching on almost every aspect of his life: poetry, the war, dope, bespoke suits, jazz and, naturally, Rotterdam. The images, alternating with archival material, are not chronological, but provide an insight into a life in scenes and memories.

We see Deelder debut as a poet in Carré, in the street in London he once lived in, as a jazz DJ during a festival and at a tailor's being measured. The documentary subtly reveals that, over the years, J.A. Deelder has streamlined and perfected his image. But whether he reminisces in a hotel bar with his daughter – and manager – Ari or visits his dentist: Jules Deelder always remains who he is. Director's cut.

Directors
Bob Visser, Michael Barzilaij
Country of production
Netherlands
Production Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
53'
Medium
DCP
Language
Dutch
Producer
Maria Visser
Production Company
Neon Media
Sales
Neon Media