‘Evelyn’ Wins Best Documentary at BIFA Awards

3rd December 2018

Huge congratulations to the ‘Evelyn’ team and Air-Edel composer Patrick Jonsson on their win for ‘Best Documentary’ at the British Independent Film Awards.

From the Academy Award-winning team behind ‘The White Helmets’ and ‘Virunga’, director 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.

Air-Edel Records have released Patrick’s beautiful score, including an original song by Gwendolen von Einsidel. Discover the soundtrack.