DOK Leipzig 28 October – 3 November 2019
62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

An Unforgettable Farewell

An Unforgettable Farewell

Dark thoughts lie over this film like fog over a city. You can’t look through them, you can’t touch them. Suicide and the life that led up to it, the grief that follows and the suicide note read aloud – in intimate conversations with concerned persons and surviving friends and family members, Cláudio de Oliveira Marques looks for ways to make such extremes communicable. Could they have known? Should they have known? And, most of all: would they have wanted to know?

Lukas Stern


Original Title: Een onvergetelijk afscheid
Country: Netherlands
Year: 2017
Language: Dutch
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 23 min.
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Cláudio de Oliveira Marques
Producer: Denise van den Hoek, Bente Mars
Cinematographer: Michel Rosendaal
Editor: Nikki Gorissen
Sound: Ruben Dekker, Karlijn Hendriksen
Music: Maryna Boiko

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig 2018 catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author's name. All articles where no author’s name is given are production notes.