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Following his Oscar winning 'The White Helmets', Orlando von Einsiedel turns his camera on his own family as they attempt to cope with a devastating loss.
When his brother, newly diagnosed as schizophrenic and suffering from intense depression, took his own life at 22, Orlando and his other two siblings buried the trauma, rarely talking about it. Over a decade later, the remaining family set out on a hiking tour, visiting landscapes Evelyn liked to walk, to reflect on his life and death. The result is an intensely personal and moving take on the emotional impact of suicide within a family and a powerful account of the benefits of creating safe spaces for emotional communication. Shot in a subjective style and against the stunning backdrop of the British countryside, Evelyn is an emotionally raw film that documents the difficult, yet rewarding, attempt to navigate the rocky highlands of collective trauma. (LFF Brochure)
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2018 - Documentary Competition - World premiere


Type of film
Running Time
95 mins
Orlando von Einsiedel
Joanna Natasegara
Masahiro Hirakubo
Director of Photography
Franklin Dow
Patrick Jonsson
Sound Recording
Andrew Hewitson


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Last updated 1st October 2018

Production Company

A Violet Films, Grain Media production

Violet Films

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