International premiere

Love and Empty Words

Milosc i puste slowa

Małgorzata Imielska
Poland | 2018 | 78 min.

Language: Polish
Filmy jsou promítány v českém znění
nebo s českými titulky

Wanda was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 5 years ago. Now she relies entirely on her husband. This intimate film shows the strength of love and how it endures even when faced with an incurable disease.

An old joke asks “What’s the name of that German who hides my things?” Alois Alzheimer was the first to describe this disease causing dementia and evoking dread rather than laughter. For Adam and Wanda it is a true test of their relationship when Wanda’s condition starts to rapidly deteriorate. Everyday tasks, such as personal hygiene, going on a walk together, or a doctor’s visit, become almost unresolvable. Adam selflessly cares for her 24/7: feeding her, washing her, changing her diapers and constantly reminding her of when they were young, in love and looking forward to their future together. Now that he is old, does he still have the strength to care for his beloved wife who no longer recognizes him and cannot remember his name?

Impact

One out of every three children born this year will develop dementia during their life. What advanced stages of this illness look like can be seen in the film Love and Empty Words. Only research can change this. Alzheimer nadační fond (The Alzheimer's Endowment Fund) is devoted to supporting research and education, and provides scholarships to young scientists studying the disease. You too can help find a cure for Alzheimer's. You can support the endowment fund, for example, by purchasing gift items or making a donation through the website, as well as by sharing information about the disease. More info: http://www.alzheimernf.cz/

Director

Małgorzata Imielska

Festival guest on days
Mar 12 - Mar 14, 2019

Filmography
2018 - Love and Empty Words
2015 - Wytrwałość
2012 - Przeżyć Afganistan
2011 - Dzieci Czasu Zagłady
2010 - Pictures from Death Factory
2008 - The hospital regained hope
2007 - Righteous
2005 - Tell me why
2004 - Childhood in the shadow of death
2004 - Tell me your story
2004 - Time of ambassado

Projection

12. 03. 18:00 Lucerna - Large Hall International premiere Open Captions for Deaf and Hard of hearing Discussion Tickets
13. 03. 18:00 Ponrepo Open Captions for Deaf and Hard of hearing CSL Interpretation Discussion Tickets
16. 03. 15:30 Atlas - Large Hall Open Captions for Deaf and Hard of hearing Discussion Tickets

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