MotherBelgium/Netherlands, 2019, 82 min, Colour
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. MOTHER is a character-driven film that allows us to explore the struggles of motherhood and the frustrations of being unable to care for our loved ones. It is the powerful connection between patients and caregivers that will 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.
Cinematography:Kristof Bilsen,Marko Milovanović,Chutimon Sonsirichai
Sound:Hugo Dijkstal,Xan Márquez Caneda
Kristof received his Masters in Documentary Direction at the National Film and Television School (UK). In 2014 he released Elephant’s Dream, a portrait of three state-owned institutions and their workers in DR Congo, a film he directed/filmed and co-produced. He is an IDFA Academy and EURODOC graduate and is one of the Emerging Producers for Jihlava 2019. He won several awards, such as Grand Prize Nanook-Jean Rouch in Paris, Magic Hour Award at Docs Against Gravity (Warsaw), the TRT 2nd International Documentary Award in Istanbul, Special Mention Bertha Best International Documentary at One World Media Awards (UK), the Buzz Wilson Award at Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival, and his work screened at various festivals internationally. He regularly teaches and gives workshops on documentary research, storytelling and production.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
United Kingdom, 2019, Sheffield Doc/Fest , Special Mention
Sheffield Doc/Fest , United Kingdom 2019 - Special Mention
Czech Republic, 2019, Ji.hlava IDFF,
Ji.hlava IDFF, Czech Republic 2019 -
Germany, 2019, Berlinale Talents,
Berlinale Talents, Germany 2019 -
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