It Hurts So Much
Heleen van Royen creates an intimate portrait of her mother, who is diagnosed with starting dementia.
IT HURTS SO MUCH is a documentary in which Heleen van Royen creates an intimate portrait of her mother. During one year the filmmaker followed her mother in everyday life; the trips to doctors, nursing homes and clinics. Tough decisions about moving and euthanasia are intertwined with precious moments of being together. Loving, relatable, painful, but also uniquely comical.
86' / colour
Original title: HET DOET ZO ZEER
Prod: TVBV - Mirei Franssen
Co-prod: Heleen van Royen
Sc: Heleen van Royen
D.O.P.: Heleen van Royen
International Film Festival Rotterdam
Heleen van Royen:
First feature lenght documentary.
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