Directed by Gustave de Kervern and Benoît Delépine.
But when one of the residents mistakes him for her son, he finds himself becoming emotionally attached to his work for the first time. Cast: Gordon Pinsent, Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Murphy, Wendy Crewson, Kristen Thomson, Deanna Dezmari, Clare Coulter, Thomas Hauff, Alberta Watson.
Shot in an actual nursing home, using real residents as many of the actors with mixed footage from a documentary that was made at the facility, lends the film a realistic fly-on-the-wall quality. Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years.
During the twilight of their years, Grant is forced to face the fact that Fiona's 'forgetfulness' actually is Alzheimer's.
After Fiona wanders away and is found, the decision is made for her to go into a nursing home.
But the 'miracle' cure turns into its own nightmare as Ed starts to abuse the tablets, causing him to experience increasingly wild mood swings. Tells the story of a blind father and his singer daughter immigrating together to Israel. Everyday an old blind man sits in a doorway begging for money, while his daughter spends her days ironing and complaining.
Their neighborhood is not wealthy, and many a passerby is envious of the old beggar's box of accumulating coins. Cast: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Alice Braga, Yusuke Isea, Yoshino Kimura, Don Mc Kellar, Maury Chaykin, Mitchell Nye, Danny Glover, Gael Garca Bernal.
It has been stolen before so the man and the daughter's boyfriend keep an eye on it, but eventually tragedy ensues when the box disappears again. A city is ravaged by an epidemic of 'white blindness.' Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where societal norms quickly breaks down.
Criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hoarding the meager food rations and committing horrific acts.
For the first time in their relationship, they are forced to undergo a separation since this is the nursing home 'no-vistitors,' first 30 days policy of a patient's stay.
When Grant visits Fiona after the orientation period, he is devastated to find out that not only has she seemingly forgotten him, but she has transferred her affections to another man.
As the distance between husband and wife grows, Grant must draw upon his love for Fiona to perform an act of self-sacrifice in order to ensure her happiness.