In this film diary, Denys Desjardins documents his mother’s gradual shift from self-sufficiency to dependency. While the filmmaker fights to provide dignity in her final days, he casts a loving gaze that reveals not only her vulnerability, but also her captivating personality. Just when family life seems to have found a new balance, the pandemic destabilizes it again, transforming this personal film into a chronicle of immense political and social importance. (RIDM)
Denys Desjardins began his prolific filmmaking career in the late 1990s. An expert in Québec film history, he primarily documents the work of pioneering filmmakers, with a special interest in memory and the role of cinema in its preservation. Following in the footsteps of Quebecois filmmaker Pierre Perrault, he finds his own authorial voice within living cinema.
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