BIFF 2018: 26. september - 4. oktober
International documentary

Forget Me Not

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Vergiss mein nicht
Tyskland / 2012 / 1 t. 32 min.
LANGUAGE:
Tysk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Norsk
CAST:
Gretel Sieveking, Malte Sieveking, David Sieveking
DIRECTOR:
David Sieveking
WRITER:
David Sieveking
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Adrian Stähli
PRODUCER:
Martin Heisler, Carl-Ludwig Rettinger
True love never dies

David Sieveking's parents Malte and Gretel were young, intellectual left-wing radicals in the 60s and 70s. Inspired by anti-authoritarian ideals, they engaged in extramarital affairs, but not without emotional conflict. When Gretel is struck by Alzheimer's disease their marriage faces yet another test. Filmmaker David Sieveking tells the candid and personal story of how his family is coping with Gretel's dementia. While caring for his mother, David realises that there is a lot he doesn't know about his parents' past.

 

Shown in 2013

David Sieveking

DAVID SIEVEKING is an award-winning German director and author. He has directed the films ASYL (2004), SÉNÉGALLEMAND (2007) and DAVID WANTS TO FLY (2010), the last of which was screened at BIFF in 2010.