Lotte becomes 18 years old in this film! "Subscribe" Dutch filmmaker and artist Frans Hofmeester chas been filming his children Lotte and Vince since birth. Every week the images are shot in the same style. With this footage he creates time-lapses which show the aging of his children within minutes.
He made an incredible "coming of age" time-lapse. You are witness to one of the most mysterious, profound processes of human life - aging, the process of becoming older and growing up - accelerated into 5 1/2 minutes.
Music The beautiful song ‘Levantine’ by pianist Michiel Borstlap from the album ‘Blue’ (‘Songs from father to daughter’) is featured in the film ‘Portrait of Lotte, 0 to 18 years’.
Memory To better understand the psychological phenomena of memory and time, Hofmeester sought for a concept that could be supported through the mediums of film and photography.
The time-lapses confront us with our mortality. In a montage of less than 6 minutes, the viewer can observe one of the most mysterious and profound processes in human life - to grow up and age.
Hofmeester attempts to create and preserve a sense of reality. Thus, the portraits are created without the use of extra make-up or filters - bare, honest, unpolished and uncensored.