For five years Hanne van der Woude shared life’s joys and sorrows with an older married couple and a brother: people who never lost touch with their creativity or non-conformist disposition. Van der Woude is focussing on Emmy: the 83-year old artist who lives in an old school building in the Betuwe. Two central elements of Emmy’s personallity are an inexhaustible admiration for nature and the urge to collect. Van der Woude used photography, film and documents such as sketchbooks and notebooks, in order to show Emmy’s unique but also very familiar world. ‘Vivace’ is a moving portrait which touches on several important topics in society, such as intergenerational friendship, creativity, the art of living, independence and care.