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. The film tries to offer 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.
AUTHOR , CINEMATOGRAPHER, DIRECTOR Stefan Sick
ORIGINAL SOUND Marc Eberhardt
EDITOR Stefan Sick, Moritz Lenz
COMPOSER Peter Scherer
COMMISSIONING EDITOR (SWR) Marcus Vetter
PRODUCERS Ulla Lehmann, Andrea Roggon
PRODUCTION AMA FILM
BROADCASTER SWR (Junger Dokumentarfilm)
FUNDING Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg (MFG)
PRESS ZOOM Medienfabrik (Contact: Felix Neunzerling)
FESTIVALS & WORLD SALES Taskovski Films
END FORMAT DCP
LENGTH 60/95 min.
FESTIVALS Berlinale, Shanghai International Festival, DOK.fest München, dokKa Karlsruhe, SWR Doku Festival, Heimspiel Filmfest
NOMINATION Grimme Award 2020