When filmmaker Ruud Lenssen’s father is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, he starts filming his parents. This results in an affectionate documentary on dementia, informal care and our own ephemerality.
When filmmaker Ruud Lenssen’s father is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, he decides to document his parents’ subsequent care programme. While father Jac frenetically clings to his idyllic hectare of land with horses, chickens and a vegetable garden, mother Ria struggles with her role as a caregiver. Meanwhile, the inevitable farewell draws near. This personal documentary carefully captures dementia and informal care, and is also an affectionate story about the ephemerality of life.

Credits

Director
Producer
Co-producer
Sound Design
Production company
Ruud Lenssen Documentaires
TV company
KRO-NCRV
Co-production company
Hans Heijnen Filmmaker

Title: Wei
Year: 2019
Duration : 1 hour, 11 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2020

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