Thai carer Pomm looks after Europeans with Alzheimer's , while a family prepares to leave Switzerland, in this moving observation of motherhood and care.
SIGHT & SOUND
In a small village in Thailand, Pomm takes care of Europeans with Alzheimer’s.
Separated from her children, she helps Elisabeth during the final stages of her life, as a new patient arrives from Switzerland.
Pomm has sacrificed being close to her children in order to earn a better living, meanwhile in Switzerland a family prepares to say goodbye to their mother; a woman who has developed Alzheimer’s in her 50s.
Mother is an intimate and moving observation, that allows us to explore the struggles and expectations of motherhood and the frustrations of being unable to care for our loved ones.
As two narratives collide in this extraordinary coincidence, the powerful connection between patients and caregivers challenge our preconceptions.
Both Pomm and her patients are trying to recover the pieces of their lives that are gone, but through love and kindness they will learn to care for each other.
Director & Producer: Kristof Bilsen
Written & developed by: Kristof Bilsen & Xan Márquez Caneda
Camera: Kristof Bilsen, Marko Milovanovic, Chutimon Sonsirichai
Sound recordist: Xan Márquez Caneda
Editor: Maarten Janssens
Sound designer & Mixer: Hugo Dijkstal
Music by: Kyle Bobby Dunn
Colorist: Olivier Ogneux
Post-production: CAVIAR Post (Steffen Geypens, Xavier Arijs)
Graphic design & Poster design: Sander Brouwer
Executive producer: Kirsten Johnson
Co-producers: Marion Hänsel, Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen
Associate producer: Steven Dhoedt
Research support by Pascal Decroos Fund and by SACD/Scam
Script and development support by Flanders Audiovisual Fund
and the Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA of the European Union
and Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel Wallonie Bruxelles
Co-produced by VRT-Canvas, RTBF - Unité de Programmes Documentaires
and EOdocs. In association with RTS Switzerland
With support of the Tax Shelter initiative of the Belgian Government
Duration: 82' / 52' - 2K DCP Dolby SR