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
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Romance, Documentary
Gwen Isaac
New Zealand
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

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

Helen Mendoza avatar
Helen Mendoza

I Love it! It is perfect and Just what I was looking for!

Daniel Hall avatar
Daniel Hall

Excellent, loved it!!!

Ryan Reyes avatar
Ryan Reyes

Great film! I can't believe I hadn't heard of it before. It's a must watch!

Ryan avatar

Gwen Isaac never ceases to amaze. He'll make a huge hit movie and make it a smash hit.

Jonathan H. avatar
Jonathan H.

i liked the movie !! i did not fail to entertain me. I know i suck at reviews.

Diana avatar

I really enjoyed it. Can't say that about many movies these days.

Nicole avatar

I love the movie the story line is great and so is the acting

Carolyn Garrett avatar
Carolyn Garrett

My hat off to lead cast and Gwen Isaac. Great job!!! And I am going to see it again.

Christian avatar

Really good action movie! Great story. Just watch it.

Juan Wheeler avatar
Juan Wheeler

Well thought out script. Not sure it is a five but better than a four star.

Matthew avatar

If you haven't seen this movie, go and rent it now. You will not be disappointed.