Irene

11 mins
/ 2008 /
UK

Irene is an engaging story about the filmmaker’s92 year old grandmother, and the daughter who cares for her. While suering from Alzheimer’s and decreasing physical ability, Irene’s feisty personality still shines through, often leading to both laughter and heartache. Irene is a personal portrayal of three generations of women who all have to face a dicult decision. The film observes particular circumstances which highlight the tension between Irene’s desire to live at home and the dangers she faces in doing so. A very moving representation of the diculties faced by Carers of Patients of Alzheimer Disease in modern days England. It discusses the issues of Capacity. And the very challenging interface between Personal autonomy and the pressing needs of care in medical, social and legal domains.

Director :
Lindsay Goodall