Moving portrait of the aunt and uncle of the director. All their dreams of a beautiful retirement are shattered when the aunt comes down with Alzheimer's disease. The uncle cares for her with heartwarming dedication.
Moving portrait of the elderly Turkish couple Emine and Cemal, director Gülsah Dogan's aunt and uncle. They have saved for years to be able to travel and enjoy the years after retirement, but all their dreams are shattered when Emine comes down with Alzheimer's disease. Her husband does everything to take care of her as well as possible. He simply sees it as his duty, after she gave him five children and was there for him for 48 years. The woman deserves all respect and love, he says with conviction. The love between the couple has not diminished a bit. Jointly, they stroll and swim, just to keep moving. Although it takes a bigger toll from the old textile worker than a day at the factory, he forces himself to learn to prepare her complicated pastry dishes: he misses them dearly. But she only has to smile once and he has forgotten all his sorrow.


Set geluid
TV company

Title: Romeo en Julia
Year: 2007
Duration : 11 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2007

NFF Archive

You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.