Who wants a disabled child?
Neus, Álex and Ana help us reflect on the meaning of life.
The sun shines every day in Chagrin Valley, USA. Frozen in a 1950s-inspired artificial decor, this assisted living facility for people who suffer from dementia is home to fragile and ageing residents. Here, everyday life drags on slowly. Florence and her companions dream of an elusive elsewhere during their days punctuated by confusion, fleeting conflicts and overdue family visits. The caregivers – as kind as they are exhausted – run the show in this pastel-coloured, sanitised social theatre. Between two shifts, they confess their desire for a better future; one that is not so different from that of the residents, after all.
Director Biography :
Nathalie Berger, Born in 1993. She grew up in Europe, Asia and South America. 2014 BA in Political Science from Duke University. 2022 MA in Documentary Film Directing from ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste). Her first feature documentary CALL ME INTERN (2019) won Best New Zealand Feature Documentary and screened at various film festivals worldwide. Her first solo feature documentary CHAGRIN VALLEY (2023) has just been released.