A son's examination of his Mom's slow decent into darkness, and his parents complicated, but rich, past. It's not easy to watch someone who had such a vibrant past descend into the darkness that is Alzheimer's, but there are many touching moments that makes this a movie to watch.
Is their a disease more heartbreaking than Alzheimer's. The very idea of losing oneself is beyond terrifying and the effect it would have on our loved ones as well. David Sieveking's documentary puts a very human face on this true drama showing the little heartbreaks and confusion before the major damage comes. Well worth seeking out.
A sobering look at what love means over a lifetime without any illusions. As a family comes to grips with memories and loss of their mother to Alzheimer's and grow through feelings of guilt, to give love back to a woman who made many sacrifices to keep the peace. Her son the filmmaker reconstructs a counter-narrative of her he never knew through old pictures. Not easy to watch but every life must come to an end.
A moving tribute to a son's mother, a respectful look at Alzheimer's, a fascinating personal and counter-cultural history. "Besides drawing a vivid portrait of a remarkable and complex woman, Sieveking’s film shows how remarkably little children often know about their parents, and how a relationship that we tend to take for granted continues to offer possibilities for challenge and growth." - Siskel Film Center