Glass, My Unfulfilled Life

Glass, My Unfulfilled Life is the tragicomic coming of old age story of 52-year-old Rogier Kappers, who pursues his childhood dream: he wants to become a famous street musician on the glass organ. More...

Documentary - Human Interest & Society , Music & Arts

93', 52'

Nominee Award for Best Dutch Film - IDFA 2023

Glass, My Unfulfilled Life is the tragicomic coming of old age story of 52-year-old Rogier Kappers, who pursues his childhood dream: Rogier wants to become a famous street musician on the glass organ, an instrument made of singing glasses. In this original and funny self-portrait, moving between hope, despair and heartbreak, we follow our (anti) hero on his quest for fame, love and fortune. From building his own glass organ, to a passionate encounter with the world-famous composer Arvo Pärt; from the first steps as the street musician to a disastrous adventure in Dubai; up to the never-expected 'grand finale'...

About the director: Rogier Kappers is a renowned documentary filmmaker. He is the winner of the highest Dutch film prize Golden Calf, and had an Emmy Award nomination for his film Lomax, the Songhunter.

From the IDFA jury report: Inspiring, original, moving, comic... A glorious coming-of-old-age drama'. 

Distributor Amstelfilm describes the film as follows: Finally, a feel-good documentary in these difficult times! A beautiful film; moving, encouraging, cinematographic, and made with great humor and compassion.  And even though things don't always look rosy for the hero of the story, the film still offers hope that he will persevere. The viewer leaves the cinema with a smile. 

Documentary
Rogier Kappers
2023
Zelovic Film
93', 52'
KRO-NCRV
 
 
 

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