• Fragment uitHet Doet Zo Zeer met Heleen van Royen
  • Fragment uitHet Doet Zo Zeer met Heleen van Royen
  • Fragment uitHet Doet Zo Zeer met Heleen van Royen
  • Fragment uitHet Doet Zo Zeer met Heleen van Royen
  • Fragment uitHet Doet Zo Zeer met Heleen van Royen
All audiences Offensive use of language
Heleen van Royen, 2017 90 minutes Netherlands Dutch 1 April 2017 no subtitles

What’s it like to age with early-phase vascular dementia? And how about your loved ones? Successful Dutch author Heleen van Royen makes her directorial debut with an intimate portrait of her elderly mother.

Heleen van Royen has taken on caring for her mother and films their frequent meetings. Increasingly, Mrs Breed's life consists of confusion and unbearable stabbing pains that she tames with a mantra. She regularly refuses help, good advice and a Zimmer frame, although she is also thankful for her committed daughter's support.

Van Royen filmed an eventful year with her ailing mother and the contact with care providers, including specialists as well as family members. The camera often films from a tripod as mother and daughter confer: on the couch, in hospital, during physiotherapy or outside in the garden. This results in an open, heart-warming and heart-rending portrait of a daughter and a mother in the autumn of her life. (source: www.iffr.com)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FILM IS IN DUTCH, WITHOUT SUBTITLES.