By Stefan SICK

TASKOVSKI FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Family - Completed 2019

In an observational form THE INNER LIGHT explores the everyday life of people with dementia in a nursing home and offers a poetic interpretation of this special state of being.

& Awards

Berlin International Film Festival 2019
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Family, Documentary
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Stefan SICK
    • Producer(s)
    • Ulla LEHMANN (Ama Film), Andrea ROGGON (Ama Film)
    • Synopsis
    • Dementia, a diagnosis that changes everything for those who are affected and for their relatives. Accepting the disease can seem just as difficult as finding an appropriate approach. But perhaps it is much more about compassion than about understanding? In an observational way, THE INNER LIGHT explores the everyday lives of people with dementia and focuses mainly on positive situations and encounters.
      Free of past and future, there is a possibility to live in the moment. The film dedicates itself to these kinds of moments. Alongside its protagonists, we discover the slowness, the struggle and the beauty of the rituals of their everyday lives. Without commenting, the film shows pure emotions of sadness, cheerfulness and thoughtfulness.
      THE INNER LIGHT builds up strong emotional ties with the protagonists and attempts to make their view on the world tangible, but does not avoid conflicts and the seriousness of the illness. The film offers a poetic interpretation of this special state of being and aims at reducing fears in dealing with people with dementia and at accepting each person’s humanity.