Paul Blanca, This Film Will Save Your Life

Because of his uncompromising, sometimes violent behaviour, Paul Blanca, one of the most important photographers in the Netherlands, is in danger of disappearing into obscurity. More...

Documentary - Human Interest & Society , Music & Arts, Culture


Paul Blanca, This Film Will Save Your Life is a documentary about the photographer Paul Blanca, who after a lifetime of drug- and alcohol abuse died at the age of 62, in October 2021. In a possibly futile attempt to save a fading life from an inglorious demise, filmmaker Ramon Gieling filmed Paul Blanca on what turned out to be his last journey. With the camera we witness Paul Blanca's struggle against the transience of his body and the inexorable passing of time. Until finally only photos remain.

Ramon Gieling