Garden of Life

Marco Niemeijer Long documentary - 2017 - 72 min.

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"Friends are like the sunshine in the garden of life." In August, 82-year-old Leo enthusiastically reads aloud the saying that hangs in his garden. The following March, he translates the text in Dutch one last time: "…are the suns shine, in the morning, of the morning." He is the filmmaker’s father-in-law and is suffering from Alzheimer’s. By now, Leo spends most of his time in the contained world of his backyard. Every day, he inspects all the leaves, while the seasons elapse. But despite his diligent attempts, Leo’s garden runs ever wilder. 

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