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)

Margaret avatar
Margaret

The reason I feel that this movie is such a TRIUMPH is the same reason I feel I lead a fulfilling life. I strive to live in the moment...to view my journey in life as exactly that: a journey.

Katherine avatar
Katherine

Fantastic movie, my wife and I loved it.

Marilyn Fernandez avatar
Marilyn Fernandez

I left to the theater opening day to see this movie with high expectations and believe it or not, it exceeded them.

Patricia Sanders avatar
Patricia Sanders

I have to say this is one of my favorite movies.

Eric M. avatar
Eric M.

I really enjoyed this movie. This movie is worth watching.

Jack H. avatar
Jack H.

I don't have enough words to say about this movie. It is perfect i love movies and this movie has everything to be a great. The story is very nice, the acting is cool and everything else is awesome. I waited so long for a movie like this.

Amanda avatar
Amanda

Such a great movie! Lovely!

Craig W. avatar
Craig W.

Great acting! Just about everyone in the movie had their finest day. The story idea was good.