Mother (2019)

"A radical achievement" ★★★★★ Guardian "Beautiful and sensitive" Cineuropa

Showing Times

Wed 23 Oct 18:30

In a small village in Thailand Pomm takes care of Europeans with advanced Alzheimer’s. Her dedicated care is of an order that the patients' families could not afford to provide at home, so they have taken the wrenching decision to send away their loved ones. In Switzerland we see such a family preparing to send their mother, to end her days in Pomm's tender care.​ Meanwhile, Pomm herself is distant from her own young family, a choice she's made to earn a better living for them.  Both Pomm and her patients are trying to recover missing pieces of their lives, and through love and kindness they learn to care for each other.

Mother is an intimate and moving observational documentary that allows us to explore the struggles and expectations of motherhood, and the frustrations of being unable to care for our loved ones. As the two narratives collide, the powerful connection between patients and caregivers challenges our preconceptions.


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Release Date:
82 mins

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