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Michel, acteur verliest de woorden

Director: Irma Wijsman, Patrick Minks
An actor suffers from a form of progressive aphasia. This documentary shows how he, with his wife – one of the directors - and with courage and humour, takes control of this tragic turn in their lives.
In 2014, the Flemish actor Michel Van Dousselaere is diagnosed with a rare form of progressive aphasia: a brain disorder affecting the speech centre. In this documentary, we see how he copes with his loss of vocabulary. Together with his wife Irma Wijsman, he looks for new ways to express himself, to stay sharp and to make a dignified exit as an actor. By showing the events in the first years after the diagnosis, the film makes clear to what extent language determines our identity.
Title: Michel, acteur verliest de woorden
Year: 2018
Duration : 1 hour, 24 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2018
GezondheidKunst & Cultuur

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