Marleen Gorris

As morning breaks over the last day of her life, Antonia's thoughts travel back to the day soon after the second world war when she returned to her native village which she left as a young girl.
Her memories , interwoven with the voice of her great-grand daughter Sarah, unroll a tapestry of almost fifty years in which village life, her close friends, her enemies, her family, and of course Antonia herself are portrayed.
For 88 years, Antonia embraced life like a welcome guest. She will die surrounded by those she cherished the most, in the full knowledge that as this long chronicle draws to a close, nothing has come to an end..


Best Foreign Language Film - Academy Awards (1996)

Golden Calf Best Director and Golden Calf Best Actress - Dutch Film Festival Utrecht (1995)

Air Canada Audience Award - Toronto International Film Festival (1995)

Best Director - The Hamptons Film Festival New York (1995)

Best Screenplay - Chicago Film Festival (1995)

Special Mention of the Jury for all actors - Geneva Film Festival (1995)


Director: Marleen Gorris

Screenplay: Marleen Gorris

D.O.P.: Willy Stassen
Cast: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Els Dottermans, Jan Decleir, Dora van der Groen

Produced by:

Egmond Films (NL)

Hans De Weers

Prime Time (BE)

Antonino Lombardo

Bard entertainments (UK)

Judi Counihan



Running Time: 110'

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