BitterSweet (2004)
An old man with a heart condition decides to fulfill his late wife's dying wish. During a tiring bike ride to the beach, memories come back. A story about two people and the decision that changed their lives...
BitterSweet was created for the Gershwin Showcase project of the American Vail Film Festival in 2004 and the Gershwin Estate. For this project, filmmakers worldwide were invited to make a short film with music written by the famous Gershwin brothers and composers. BitterSweet has won the first prize of the Gershwin Showcase. A delegation from the film crew traveled to Vail, Colorado (USA) to attend the filmfestival.
Cast and crew
husband: Jan Munter
wife: Hillie Schager-Bosman
younger man: Elroy Verhage
younger woman: Miranda Edens
Directed by: Peter Sieben
script: Dick Hovenga and Peter Sieben
production: Liza van den Dijssel and Dick Hovenga
makeup: Judith Thomas
runner: Ron Weerden
Duncan Sheik “Embraceable You” (original Music by George & Ira Gershwin)