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Based on Lisa Genova’s 2009 novel of the same name, "Still Alice" is a frightening, heartbreaking, but ultimately inspiring drama featuring an astonishing Oscar and BAFTA-winning performance from Julianne Moore.
They've been friends for ever, and now they're starting to realize that old age is catching up to them and that they'll soon have to go to a retirement home - as their children already have planned. Over lunch, they decide a better solution is to live together, surrounded by loved ones instead of strangers.
Claudia, a lonely young woman, works in a supermarket. One night, she ends up in the hospital with a severe case of appendicitis. There, she meets Martha, the woman resting in the bed next to hers. Martha, who lives alone with her four children, gains Claudia's trust.
August Manzl is an entrepreneur, patriarch through and through. None of his - nowadays grown - children is good enough to step in his shoes. He unexpectedly is diagnosed with a deadly disease and given just a few months by his doctor. He calls for a family meeting and tells them that the person who kills him within a week, will have the company. If no one succeeds, the legacy is gone.
A touching, poetic exploration of the relationship between mind, body and sound, and a cinematic journey to the borders of communication. The extraordinary story of Wolfgang Fasser, a blind musician and soundscape artist who works with severely disabled children, helping them to find a place in a world not made for them.
It is the story of Anita and Fred, married for 50 years. The autumn of their lives has long begun, but they continue to live their love – self-determined and not always symbiotic. When Fred becomes terminally ill, he hides it from his family, apart from his wife. Freedom or denial? The last weeks of a loving couple which concludes with the question of everlasting love in an extraordinary decision.
Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him.
Charles is a writer with a serious block: alcoholism has taken over his life, and his wife and child have left him. Charles now lives with his housekeeper, a withdrawn young Russian woman. Only his devoted old governess still watches over him.
After a classical string quartet's 25 years of success, Peter, the cellist and oldest member, decides that he must retire when he learns he has Parkinson's Disease. For the others, that announcement proves a catalyst for letting their hidden resentments come to the surface while the married members' daughter has disruptive desires of her own.
Jacobo is a piano turner deemed and lives happily with his wife. Every night he sleeps quietly in the morning and found the piano miraculously granted. His serene life sinks into confusion when he become insomniac and the pianos are not repaired on themselves. His mental state became worse when he surprise unknown bearded, wandering in a dressing gown in his living room.
An obsessive mother, on the verge of a nervous breakdown. A father, carefully blotted out from all the family photos and a dreadful child-psychiatrist with unconventional methods - This is the summary of young Hazel's life, secretly attracted to boys...
Two men, Benigno and Marco, meet at a private clinic. Lydia, Marco's girlfriend and a bullfighter by profession, has been gored and is in a coma. It so happens that Benigno is looking after another woman in a coma, Alicia, a young ballet student. The lives of the four characters will flow in all directions, past, present and future, dragging all of them towards an unsuspected destiny.
A single devastating event intertwines inextricably the lives of an unfortunate teenager, a weary woman with a critical degenerative heart condition and a team of compassionate doctors; all perfect strangers, perfectly interconnected.
Benoit has planned out his life. Unfortunately he has forgotten the military duty. After he is called to duty he tries everything to get around. The story gets even worse as he is told by a military doctor that he is HIV positive. Then he goes to Italy and meets Claudia . Things seem to improve, but only for a short time...
Thirty-year-old David leads a comfortable and unhindered life. Especially since his wife is expecting a child. The news that his father is dying shakes David up. Not close for 15 years, David’s animosity prevents him from talking about the past and this father he calls “genitor”.