Centrul Astra Film


Astra Film Festival


Marieke Schellart,  Netherlands 2011 50'

Cinematography: Anneke de Lind van Wijngaarden
Editing: Anneke de Lind van Wijngaarden
Music: Sonja van Hamel
Producer: Reinette van de Stadt
Film Presentation:
In this intimate documentary director Marieke Schellart reveals how she struggles with the biological clock. She would like to have children, but the right guy has not arrived yet. To give herself a bit more time she wants to extend fertility by freezing her eggs. However in the Netherlands this is not allowed. She talks frankly with her friends and parents about her plans and doubts, meeting support and resistance along the way. For Marieke a long journey has started which even takes her abroad, trying to find a solution to a problem that concerns many women today.
Audience Award at DokumentART 2011 Germany Honorable Mention at Belgrade Documentary Film Festival 2012 Serbia
Film's Website: www.eggsforlater.com
Director's Bio-Filmography:
Marieke Schellart (1973) worked for several years as an art director for international advertising agencies. However after a while she felt the urge to tell social stories. After some commissioned film projects she was ready for her debut film: Eggs for Later, a personal documentary about her struggle with the ticking biological clock and her quest to extend fertility. Through this film she wants to trigger a public discussion about this emerging issue of our modern society.
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