Ceres is a poetic yet realistic documentary that follows four children as they experience the natural cycle of life on a farm. Each child lives on a remote farm in the southwest of the Netherlands and is learning the profession of their ancestors from a young age. They each dream that one day they will take over the farms of their father or grandfather.
Although this dream is never doubted, as they reach the early years of puberty the outside world begins to intrude on their universe. As the seasons go by, crops are sown and harvested and animals are born and slaughtered. The children are confronted with the volatility of nature, the threat of extreme weather conditions and the cycle of life and death.
Director: Janet van den Brand
Grading: Veerle Zeelmaekers
Title design: Annelies Vaes
Post production coordinator: Sophie Schyns
SELECTED AT International film festival Berlin, Docville, Visions du Réel, Hot Docs, Isreal Festival di Cinema del Reale, Ficmec (Special mention of the jury), Briff (Special mention of the jury), MakeDox, Camden International film festival, La-Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival, Kino dzieci, Jean Rouch international Film Festival, Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival, Film by the sea (PZC Film Award 2018), Cinekid Festival, Filmfestival Oostende, Filemon, Guangzhou International documentary festival, Budapest International Documentary Festival, Global Cinema Film Festival, Euregion Film Festival, Docfest, Argofilm ( Jury Award ).