- Sun, 12/08/2019 - 16:00
The Netherlands, 2018, 86’, Color
Dutch; Turkish, English subtitled
Director: Heddy Honigmann
Screenplay: Heddy Honigmann
Cinematography: Adri Schrover
Editing: Jessica de Koning
Music: Florencia di Concilio
Production: VOF Appel&Honigmann
In this poignant portrait of six guide dogs and their owners, Heddy Honigmann explores the close bond between animal and human. Honigmann questions the owners in her characteristic way about what the animals mean to them. Buddy is an ode to the fighting spirit of the main characters and a loving portrait of the deep bond between man and dog.
Born in 1951 in Lima, Peru. She studied Biology and Literature at the University of Lima. She left Peru in 1973. She studied film at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. She has received major awards for her films and career honors such as the Living Legend Award at IDFA.
She has been lecturing in master classes, seminars and workshops in Berlin, Rome, Beijing and Netherlands.