Where There is Life

Where There is Life

The task of caring for his terminally ill wife Margaret falls squarely on the broad shoulders of Stephen Lee. He would not have it any other way. Gwen Isaac's observational documentary was shot over the four years following Margaret's diagnosis with motor neuron disease. We watch as the focus of the small family shifts from raising a young daughter to providing palliative care to the wife and mother. It's a bitter, losing battle in which Margaret fiercely asserts the identity her failing body denies her, while her caregivers increasingly endure the injustice of being perceived by their patient as the disease's enablers. Stephen also has to earn a living and take care of Imogen, aged ten at the time of diagnosis. Observing the child's self-preserving separation from the relentless tragedy unfolding at the other end of the house, Isaac's film is often startling in its candour. Where There Is Life also measures the sustenance Margaret receives from her ardent Christian faith. Stephen characterises his devotion as nothing more than the fulfilment of his marriage vows. It is a view this film honours with total respect.

Running Time
1 hours 20 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Romance, Documentary
Director
Gwen Isaac
Country
New Zealand
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about romance «Where There is Life» (17)

Jacqueline avatar
Jacqueline

I really enjoyed the movie, it was just being what I expected.

Eugene G. avatar
Eugene G.

I can say, that it was the best movie I have ever seen. Once the movie began I didn't want the end.

Eugene Lewis avatar
Eugene Lewis

Old-school Documentary goodness! Real good. It's got plot, visuals, soundtrack, performances.

Arthur Hunter avatar
Arthur Hunter

It is one of the best movies in the world that many people will join me.

Sarah Fisher avatar
Sarah Fisher

great from start to finish

Doris Hawkins avatar
Doris Hawkins

The casting was done perfectly. I don't think I've ever watched a movie as visually stunning as this one.

Roger A. avatar
Roger A.

This film gave me everything I love in movie, a powerful story and more than enough edge-of-your-seat action sequences.

Shirley avatar
Shirley

Didn't really care about the weak plot and tropes. Good visuals and you'll probably enjoy it if you like Romance.

Doris avatar
Doris

Such an amazing Romance movie!

Denise Gibson avatar
Denise Gibson

Got this for my mom. She loves the movie!!!

Catherine E. avatar
Catherine E.

This movie is Documentary the way it was meant to be: intelligent, thought-provoking, and exciting.

Melissa B. avatar
Melissa B.

How movies are supposed to end!!