A Portrait of My Queen Karo
My Queen Karo is the second feature of Dorothee van den Berghe. The production company Caviar asked Olivia Rochette & Gerard-Jan Claes to make a making-of for the feature. The documentary combines two types of images: the more distant fixed shots and the selfshot images of Anna Franziska Jäger who plays Karo in the film. By framing the film set through her eyes we get a closer and more personal look behind the scenes of the production. The film My Queen Karo is set during the 1970s when a Belgian family moves to Amsterdam to start a new life. Ten-year-old Karo and her parents, Raven and Dalia, join a group building a new society based on the notions of free love – no walls, no rules, only love. As an only child, Karo leads a carefree existence in this utopia-for-adults. But internal conflicts in the commune, start to divide the group. Karo is torn between the love for her mother and loyalty towards her father and his ideals. She slowly realizes that nothing can stay the same forever.