The pandemic has excluded elderly people from social and political life, exposing their carers to more stressful and precarious working conditions than ever before. Everybody speaks in the names of those who are older as they are in the care of others – but who is really taking care of whom?
In Lola Arias’s film, the daily routine of one elderly person and their carer becomes an unexpected act of love and resistance.
Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Théâtre du Châtelet and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.
Produced by Manchester International Festival in association with Staatstheater Hannover.
With Inna Koch & Judit Marach
Written & directed by Lola Arias
Screenplay by Lola Arias & Mikko Gaestel
Produced by Laura Cecilia Nicolás
Cinematography, editing & color grading Mikko Gaestel
Editing, lighting & additional cinematography Matías Iaccarino
Sound Matías Iaccarino & Arián Frank