Basel, May 4, 2022

Tribute to Heddy Honigmann (1951-2022) 

The 11th Bildrausch – Filmfest Basel pays homage to the Dutch-Peruvian filmmaker Heddy Honigmann (1951-2022). 

Director Heddy Honigmann has influenced generations of documentary filmmakers. The 70-year-old is one of the major figures of Dutch cinema and stands for humanistic filmmaking that revolves around the power of memory and the unconditional will to live.


With two feature films and two documentaries, the Bildrausch tribute comprises four key works that Honigmann shot between 1988 and 1999. Their themes range from a passionate love affair in Amsterdam (Tot Ziens, 1995) and the fate of an aging Dutch couple in Nova Scotia (Hersenschimmen, 1988) to resistant cab drivers in Lima (Metal and Melancholy, 1994) and UN peacekeepers in the world’s war zones (Crazy, 1999).


Heddy Honigmann passed away on May 21, 2022 in Amsterdam after a long time of illness. Her producers Suzanne van Voorst and Pieter van Huystee will be present for the Bildrausch tribute. 

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