Carers | Cuidadores – dir. Oskar Tejedor, 2011 – PREMIERE

date: 03/08/2011, time: 19:00, place: Cinema in Puławy, film program: world under canvas, artistic program: films
film program: the audience poll,

ES | 2011 | colour | 90 min
reż|dir Oskar Tejedor pro|pro Moztu Filmak sce|sc Oskar Tejedor zdj|ph Jose Luis Barredo muz|mus Pascal Gaigne mon|ed Asier Pujol dys|dis Moztu Filmak

“If your mother can’t remember who you are,” says one of the characters of Carers, “then she’s no longer your mother.” Oskar Tejedor’s documentary shows the emotional and physical consequences of coping with Alzheimer’s, but rather emphasizes the human spirit’s ability to triumph over suffering. Patients featured range from those in the early stages of the disease to those who are beyond all communication. However the main heroes of the film are not them, but their anonymous caretakers, whose meetings, grouped by topic of discussion, provide the film with a structure. The camera records their everyday efforts showing not only their bafflement, discouragement and stress, but also (perhaps most of all) their sense of humor, compassion and warmth.

DIRECTOR | Oskar Tejedor
Scriptwriter and independent director. He regularly collaborates with various production companies. He graduated as an engineer in Groningen (The Netherlands). Studied at Lille (video-arte), and film direction in Paris and Madrid. He worked during 4 years as a director of production at the animation studio Dibulitoon. He produced several animation series and features. Two of them, the feature animation film Gulp Detective and Supertramp were nominated for the Goya Awards.