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  • 'A Radical Achievement' (The Guardian) * * * * * 'A beautiful and sensitive character study of a Thai Alzheimer’s carer.' (Cineuropa) 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. A production by Limerick Films (BE) in co-production with HALAL docs (NL) and Man's Films Productions (BE) 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 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 Production support by Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Netherlands Film Fund 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 Developed during EURODOC 2017 International sales: Deckert Distribution Duration: 82' / 52' - 2K DCP Dolby SR Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 International Award Special Mention DOKUFEST Prizren - In competition

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