Film of the Week
March 28 - April 2, 2011
Olda , Czech Republic, 2010, 80 min, DV, Creative, Personal View, Portrait
Having been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and suffered two strokes, Ms. Oldriska lives with her dog in an apartement with a lovely view of Brno. Using a simple digital camera she records a few days of her life – an everyday struggle with body and brain, a visit by her friend and son, the reconstruction of her apartment. With no previous experience filming, she uses the camera in a very spontaneous way, sometimes fighting with the technical limits of the device, sometimes even forgetting about the shooting itself. The film deals with ageing, pain, solitude, and also love, for people and animals, in a very raw and non-aestheticized manner.
This year, the film will be presented at the five festivals under the Doc Alliance initiative, joining another four European documentaries: Sira - Songs of the Crescent Moon (Switzerland); Gunnar Goes God (Norway); Brother Sister (Germany), and The Good Life (Denmark).