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  • Director: Kristof Bilsen
  • Producer(s): Kristof Bilsen
  • Screenwriter(s): Kristof Bilsen, Xan Marquez Caneda
  • Country: Belgium, The Netherlands
  • Language(s): Subtitled
  • Year: 2019

Pomm, a care worker of rare nobility, is the beating heart of this remarkably moving documentary. She is employed at a facility in Thailand specialising in looking after Europeans with Alzheimer’s, so consumed by her job that she has to spend time away from her own children. Meanwhile, a family from Switzerland travel to Thailand with their mother, Maya, who has developed Alzheimer’s in her 50s. Granted extraordinary access to these striking characters, sometimes in painfully intimate moments, Kristof Bilsen has crafted a significant film that ponders a number of moral and cultural conundrums without judgement and with incredible compassion. MH
Photo: © Limerick Films

Official Selection, Sheffield Doc/Fest, 2019

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