Lost in Memories

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A deeply moving portrait by a son, made to preserve memories of his father who, because of encroaching dementia, gradually turns from an active farmer into a confused and angry man lost in his own mind.

The smiling man seen in archive photos has only very little left in common with the man in the film. Brain scans have revealed the onset of dementia and unfortunately there’s no hope of improvement. The middle-aged man in his green work clothes becomes increasingly touchy. He wants to continue running the farm that he has built, but in a few months he won’t be able to care for it. The entire family must come to terms with the situation and, with heavy hearts, they slowly sell all the animals and land. “It’s gone, but I can still see it,” says Jac sadly. The film initially tracks his fate, but, as the illness progresses, attention shifts to Jac’s wife, who becomes his nurse and faces difficult decisions.

International premiere

About the film

Director: Ruud Lenssen
Netherlands
2019 | 71 min.

Language: Dutch

Subtitles: English

Category

Diagnosis

Director

Ruud Lenssen

Festival guest on days
Mar 08 - Mar 10, 2020

Filmography
2019 - Lost in Memories
2019 - De Zes van Zaerum
2019 - De Mythe van het Meer
2018 - Thuisland

Ruud Lenssen

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