Feel My Love (2014) Trailer
Trailer for Feel My Love.
Age brings infirmity. Dementia is on the rise in Europe's greying population. Observational Flemish documentary touchingly shows how the pre-war generation and their caregivers deal with disappearing memories and how music is often the last means of expression.
An estimated six million people in the EU suffer from forms of dementia such as Alzheimer's disease. Disappearing memories of the pre-World War II generation soberly and lovingly captured by young Flemish filmmaker and camerawoman Griet Teck. She filmed the daily activities of Louise, Bes, Denise, Louisa, Betty, Rosa and Jean for four seasons as they were supervised and helped by nurses, family and others.
The film exudes an unusually clear intimacy in its focus on the faces of elderly people struggling with their loss of identity; people for whom music is the final means of expression. This has resulted in an almost anthropological film about a very serious subject: bidding farewell to life and to who you are. The fragile force of life visualised in a sincere, non-pushy, unbiased manner.