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)

Gregory Larson avatar
Gregory Larson

This is Spell-Binding! A Marvelous Romance Flick, that is solidly backed with a fantastic script, proficient direction & note-worthy performances. A Big Winner!

Wayne avatar
Wayne

Was much better than I expected. Enjoyed it immensely. I’ve already watched it twice in less than a week.

Kelly Kennedy avatar
Kelly Kennedy

What a fantastic time!

Donna avatar
Donna

If any people ask to me to recommend a very well made Documentary movie i surely recommend this one, and i really hope that could exist a sequel, i would love it.

Brenda G. avatar
Brenda G.

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

Lori avatar
Lori

I watched it twice over the weekend.

Andrea D. avatar
Andrea D.

These movies are never boring to me. I enjoyed it!

Kathryn avatar
Kathryn

Gwen Isaac is a director I've never paid close attention to before, but after watching this movie, my eyes are now open. I was quite impressed with how serious this man took on the challenge.