In Thailand, Pomm takes care of Europeans with Alzheimer’s. Separated from her children, she helps patients like Elisabeth during the final stages of their lives.
A character-driven film that explores the struggles of motherhood and the frustrations of being unable to care for our loved ones, Mother depicts the powerful, complicated relationship between patients and caregivers.
Looking at concepts of pain and dignity, heirarchies of care, selflessness and how mental decline can impact on families, Mother also tacitly asks: who cares for carers like Pomm?
With thanks to Kristof Bilsen
Presented by Wavelength
dir. Kristof Bilsen
country: Belgium, The Netherlands
run-time: 82 minutes
£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)