Mary Jiménez
Belgium, 29 min
World premiere

The director’s 101-year-old father is afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. His memory loss causes an uncomfortable situation, raising questions about the nature of family and identity. Who has she become for him? A Lynchian journey into illness where images unravel in their texture and words become visionary. “The truth,” says the filmmaker, “resides in the eyes of he who looks.”

The director’s 101-year-old father is afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. His memory loss causes an uncomfortable situation and raises questions about the nature of family and identity. Who has she become to him? A dialogue is initiated between the two people, an exchange of words, of fragments of sentences that lose themselves in the void or in a hallucinatory state. The filmmaker tries to formally develop this fragmented frenzy by working on the very texture of the image, where nothing remains in focus anymore, where everything is replaced by uncertain and confused details. “The truth,” she says, “resides in the eyes of he who looks.” Nevertheless, behind this visionary representation of the physical and mental state of a man, the material is inhabited by sentiments, and the pain of a daughter facing a father who no longer recognises her is expressed by moments of silence and by a despair that finds no expression. The result of this “Lynchian” journey into illness goes beyond the personal case, becoming humanity’s cry against its own destiny.

Luciano Barisone

Duration
29 min
Year
2014
Country
Belgium
Section
Compétition Internationale Courts Métrages
Premiere
World premiere
Language
Spanish
Subtitle
French, English
Production
Mary Jiménez
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