Μum

Director: Adelheid Roosen
Running time: 20’ - The Netherlands, 2009

Director’s Bio
 

For the last ten years, Adelheid Roosenʼs work has been closely entwined with her quest for the Other. She is the author and director of three works for theatre about the Muslim migrants who came to the Netherlands as ʻguest workersʼ at the invitation of the Dutch government. Adelheid Roosen has been teaching at Amsterdam's School for Drama & Contemporary Music Theatre since 1986. She has also been a mentor at DasArts, where she worked under the aegis of Moniek Toebosch. In 2009, Adelheid Roosen received the Amsterdam Prize for her boundary-breaking contribution to the arts in Amsterdam.



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Festival-Screenings - Awards
 
2009

International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

2009

Nominated: IDFA Award for Short Documentary



Filmography
 
2009

Mum

2008

Is.Man

1997

Broos



Director: Adelheid Roosen

 

Production Management: Anne-Marie Geldhof

 

Camera, Editing: Bart Majoor

 


Synopsis
 

Adelheid Roosen's mother is in a large bathtub, sitting on the lap of her other daughter, who is affectionately supporting her. The static camera records the daughter's tender movements and the mother's evident pleasure. In another scene, the mother is in the arms of her son-in-law while they eat one chocolate after the other. In yet another, we see the filmmaker herself filmed from above, her movements being followed by the camera as she lies on the floor with her mother -- both of them wearing incontinence diapers. The static camera position makes these short scenes inescapable and powerful. Roosen uses them to enter into the world of her mother, who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. It is a very visual, loving and humorous attempt to gain an understanding of an elusive disease.



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