Her name was
Belgium / 2018 / 18 minutes
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? (Ageism)
Sun / June 9 / 4:30 pm
“Her name was” is an ode to my grandmother. The films tells the story of Ida, an old lady who wastes away in a retirement home. Her weakened muscles have forced her into a wheelchair, her bladder fails to warn her in time, her free will slips through her trembling hands as the caretakers make the decisions for her. Then one day she meets a new resident, Jef. He becomes her legs, her hands, her body. Together they revolt against the retirement home and break the routine that Ida’s been stuck in.
Courts Mais Trash – Best Film
Festival Studentskog Filma – Best Fiction Film
FirstCut – Best Editor
Director(s): Helena Dalemans
Writer(s): Helena Dalemans
Featuring: Janine Bischops, Francois Beukelaers
Please note that this film is a part of a screening on Ageism/Elder Abuse. Some of the films in this screening contain coarse language, sexual content and nudity, and disturbing subject matter and tone.