Ageing and the Elder

Picture: An old and a young man sitting aboard a ship oin the open sea

Ja i Mój Tata

Dawid decides to take care of his father Edward who has Alzheimer’s disease. How much of their life will Dawid and his family be able to sacrifice?  

Picture: An old man holding a recently born baby in his arms

De Hoeder

Nico van Hasselt (90) has been active as a general practitioner in Amster­dam ever since 1956. A committed doctor who truly cares for his patients.  

Picture: Three elderly persons looking helplessly at a computer screen

Digital Immigrants

A group of senior citizens is trying to find their place in the digital age. Their problem is ours: How long can we keep up with the development?  

Picture: Glasses lying on a page with crosswords

Dear Araucaria

«Almost all people want to solve puzzles, I think it’s part of human nature.»  

Picture: The sun-tanned face of an old asian man

ботаник

The story of Raïmberdi, a passionate botanist who built his own hydroelectric station to help his family survive a famine in the Pamir region.  

Picture: The hands of an elderly lady

When Day Is Done

A sojourn into the memories of a life shared, this film is a portrait of my grandmother’s recollection of my late grandfather.  

Picture: An elderly couple taking breakfast

Wiezi

45 years of marriage is an impressive anniversary. Barbara and Zdzisław could be proud of themselves, but something went wrong some years ago…  

Picture: The face of an elderly woman looking into the camera

Ik was pas 14

On October 2nd, 1944, my grandmother, then 14 years old, saw how her father, along with 658 other men, was deported by train. He never came back…  

Picture: The clenched fist of an elderly lady

Isabella

At the age of ninety-two, Isabella struggles to remember. How much of your life do you need to remember to remain yourself?  

Picture: Sunset above a small bay at the sea

Världen som en gång var min

A short documentary about aging and nostalgia featuring 82-years-old Carl Schönmeyr.  

Picture: An empty suitcase surrounded by geometrically laid out clothes

Negative Space

«My dad taught me how to pack.» An animated film based on a poem by Ron Koertge.  

Picture: An old man guiding a mildew that draws a trunk through the snow

Bondepoeten

The touching life story of Sven, a 94-year old Swedish farmer and poet, told by himself.  

Picture: Wim and his sons in the living room

Alles is gezegd

Wim suffers from what is called »locked-in syndrome«. For the first time, his three sons take over care for some days to allow their mother a rest.  

Picture: An elder lady smoking a cigarette while taking a bath

Undressing My Mother

«Undressing my Mother» is a story that is funny in nature but sad in reality. The film was shot on location in Ethel’s house and directed by her son.  

Picture: An old lady feeding her sheep

Cailleach

Morag is 86 and lives alone at the end of a track looking out to sea on her croft on the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, with her cats and sheep.  

Picture: An elder man reads on the display of his mobile using a magnifying glass

Decrescendo

The film quietly observes the unexpected and rich friendship that develops between a young psychologist and his patients in a State retirement home.  

Picture: An elderly couple lying embracing each other lying on a bed

Anatomie

Gilles Pelletier and Françoise Graton testify to a love that has triumphed over time and engage in a captivating dialogue of desire and old age.  

Picture: Geoff's black and white profile in the sidelightlight

Ghost Train

84 year-old Geoffrey has had to put his wife in a nursing home and feels completely alone until one day he takes a ride into «Dracula’s».  

Picture: An old woman kisses a young girl

Oma Lien

Lien suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and loses contact with reality, but Christel is still visiting her granny twice a week. Because she loves her.  

Picture: An elderly man with a strong visual impairment looks through a window to a garden outside

Notes on Blindness

After losing sight, John Hull knew that if he did not try to understand blindness it would destroy him. In 1983, he began keeping an audio diary…  

Picture: A woman and her three son's listening on a bed listening to her husband

Just as I Remember

Andrew was four when his father learned he had ALS, an incurable illness. 17 years later he documents another father’s struggle with ALS.  

Picture: Blind Trevor touching the dress of an actress backstage

Joining the Dots

The story of Trevor, who lost his sight at the age of 60 and found his way out of the following depression with the help of audiodescription.  

Picture: Street sign announcing Atalissa

The Men of Atalissa

For decades, a group of men with intellectual disabilities seemed happy living in a small Iowa town. Then their neighbors found out the truth.