Still from the film Elisabeth. Elisabeth is on her couch in her living room, hunched over with her telephone in her hand.

5″ – Dutch, German, French, English – Dutch subtitles

Elisabeth is the second short documentary assignment I had in my second year at the Netherlands Film Academy. The assignment was to make a five minute documentary about a person. The director, Hannah van Tassel, had to find someone through a newspaper article and ended up with Elisabeth Fisher-Spanjer.

The film is a slow-paced observational documentary, showing the 101-year-old Elisabeth Fisher-Spanjer in her natural habitat: her home. While it is obvious that Elisabeth has truly lived a full life, her age is slowly taking its toll on her. Can Elisabeth keep her full, social life when she is only getting older?


Director: Hannah van Tassel
Producers: Hester Breunissen & Yasmin van Dorp
Cinematography: Jeroen Klokgieters
Editing: Eva Plompen
Sound Recording & Sound Design: Sofie van der Meer

Unfortunately, I do not own the rights to this film. Therefore I cannot publish it here. If you wish to see it, you can contact me and I will see if I can arrange it.