22 movies

Choke

September 26, 2008

A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.

The Savages

January 19, 2007

A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.

Away from Her

May 4, 2007

A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, a wheel chair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home.

The Leisure Seeker

January 19, 2018

A runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, traveling from Boston to Key West. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

Iris

December 14, 2001

True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.

The story of Peter McGowan, a chain-smoking, impotent, insomniac playwright who lives in Los Angeles. Once very successful, he is now in the tenth year of a decade-long string of production failures. He finds himself bonding with a new neighbor's lonely young daughter who has mild cerebral palsy; and during one of his middle-of-the-night strolls, he encounters his oddball doppelgänger.

We don't have an overview translated in English. Help us expand our database by adding one.

Judy Berlin

January 1, 1999

A dramatic comedy where a the relationship of a teacher and married principal goes much worse than that of their children.

Jo, el desconegut

November 9, 2007

Arnau is a seventeen year old with a totally carefree life. In high school, falls in love with Olga. From there his life changes. To make merit with Olga, pointing to all those involved in activities, including going to care for elders at the weekend that the association is voluntary Olga. This is how he meets Ramon, a man of a past that has a confusing libertarian principle Alzeheimer.

Henry

January 1, 2011

Henry, a great concert pianist, has his life thrown in turmoil the day the love of this life, Maria, disappears mysteriously. He'll then discover the inevitable verdict of life.

Gray Sunset

October 10, 1985

Grandfather Fuyukichi Takano, a former university professor, gets fired from his museum job when he is affected by Alzheimer's disease, but his affliction serves to deepen family ties. Japan's submission to the 58th Academy Awards for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

The film documents Jessica’s trips between two different contexts: her life in New York city, where she works as a set decorator, and her time spent at her childhood home in Boston, where she takes care of her father, who has advanced Alzheimer’s disease. She has been making this commute for 6 years, totaling 600 trips, or – put another way – Jessica has spent 4 months riding the bus back and forth. Challenging standard approaches to documentary filmmaking, Not Bad at All focuses on Jessica’s relationship with her 87-year-old father Aloysius in a way most viewers would categorize as experimental narrative fiction. This formal tension helps Billy and Jessica (as filmmakers/subjects) explore the complexities of family, memory, and those strange in-between spaces that we all navigate.

Venkob Rao, a widower suffering from Alzheimer's disease, is moved to an old-age home by his son. When he goes missing one day, he crosses swords with criminals.

Stiller Abschied

October 14, 2013

We don't have an overview translated in English. Help us expand our database by adding one.

Mrs Nergis

October 24, 2014

A middle-aged man, Ekrem, is forced to take care of his mother, Nergis, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. He has set aside all his dreams and ambitions in life to look after his mother who can't even remember his name. Penniless and stuck in an old flat, it's like they've been living the same day over and over. Until Ekrem's patience is put to test...

Documentary directed by Freddy Más, creator of the film Dawn of a Dream, which treats Alzheimer's disease from different points of view: patients, relatives, scientists, pedagogues. The documentary not only reflects the experience and testimony of the different affected.

The Oak's Shadow

October 6, 2015

Jorge (50), a biology teacher, lost his wife 5 years ago, and has not been able to cope with his grief well. His children, Pascual and Elisa, consider their grandfather Roberto as their main father figure. Everything changes when Roberto is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and they have to put him in a home. It is then that Jorge reconsiders his damaged relationship with his father and his kids.

Stairless

December 12, 2015

Slavisa suffers from the Alzheimer's disease and his life in the community is becoming more complex, both for himself and for his household. His daughter and son-in-law are of the view that it is time for Slavisa to be placed in a nursing home. Slavisa desperately tries to convince them and show them that everything with him is still all right. With time this becomes more and more difficult to prove.

This programme follows Terry coming to terms with his diagnosis, living with his condition, facing the certainty of its conclusion and his mission to find a cure. Adamant that he has done nothing wrong and that Alzheimer s sufferers should not be stigmatised, this is a genuine personal journey of one man, through the science and the reality of what it s like to be diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease.

Lost down Memory Lane

September 9, 2010

This documentary is about living with Alzheimer's, seen exclusively through the eyes of people who suffer from it. Eight of them live together under constant supervision and care. They are all in the first phase of the disease: bouts of lucidity, forgetfulness and falling into oblivion constantly alternate. The patients live their lives, as long as they're capable. The film is a 'tranche de vie': a portrait of the daily coming and going of people in that particular and ditto state. It is also the portrait of a brutal disease that irreversible expropriates the memory from the characters. Eventually the characters will have changed. Because of their illness, they may have been disappeared completely, physically or mentally.