Synopsis:
In Thailand, Pomm takes care of Europeans with Alzheimer’s. Separated from her children, she helps Elisabeth during the final stages of her life, as a new patient arrives from Switzerland. Mother is a character-driven film that allows us to explore the struggles of motherhood and the frustrations of being unable to care for our loved ones. It is the powerful connection between patients and caregivers that will challenge our preconceptions. Both Pomm and her patients are trying to recover pieces of their lives that are gone, but through love and kindness they will learn to care for each other.
Recent selection(s):
Festival international du film d'Athènes
DOKUFEST - International Documentary and Short Film Festival (Prizren)
Cabbagetown Short Film & Video Festival (Toronto)
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (Chicago)
Corona Cork Film Festival (Cork)
Sheffield Doc/Fest (Sheffield)
Director's filmography:
- Mother (Feature)
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Doc
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
82'
Production:
Limerick Films
Sales:
Deckert Distribution
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"Mother reveals the devastatingly trickster ways dementia transforms a person and emotionally impacts those who care for such people. A film full of unforgettable portraits of people navigating the most profound challenges. A haunting and gorgeous meditation."
​- Kirsten Johnson - executive producer

"Kristof Bilsen’s film is a radical achievement: a love letter to loss, sacrifice and yearning. An original piece of work, addressing the selflessness of mothers and the impact of dementia on families"
- The Guardian

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