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)

Cynthia G. avatar
Cynthia G.

Was not expecting it to be SO GOOD! This has seriously become my favorite movie to date.

Joe avatar

Great Directing from Gwen Isaac. The cinematography was stunning throughout the whole film.

Bryan C. avatar
Bryan C.

There are so many things I'd like to say about this film - I could write a dissertation!

Rebecca E. avatar
Rebecca E.

We really enjoyed this movie! Thought it was very entertaining.

Jose Medina avatar
Jose Medina

i loved this movie. i saw previews for it months ago and totally forgot about it. im so happy it showed up tonight

Carol D. avatar
Carol D.

This movie was pretty cool. The download of it was easy

Henry avatar

Just a joy from start to finish. Smart, sweet, engaging.

Lauren avatar

Enjoy it for what it is.

Charles C. avatar
Charles C.

This is an amazing piece of work. It has incredible artistry. Excellent and Intellectual Documentary!

Walter G. avatar
Walter G.

Husband really enjoyed this. Great movie night.

Louis avatar

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