THE COMING OF AGE (2015)
The Coming of Age is about a woman who is beginning to suffer from Alzheimer's and how this effects both her lifestyle and her relationship with her adult daughter. The film plays out somewhat like a horror film as her confusion grows, but is also meant to raise issues and spark conversations about Alzheimer's, including the growing stress for adult caregivers who are dealing with their parents' failing mental health.
Director: David Bradburn
Writer: David E. Tolchinsky
Director of Photography: Joel McGinty
"A wonderfully tragic story told with beautiful craftmanship." UK Film Review
Whereas the classic coming-of-age will feature a youth realizing his or her true self and coming to terms with the loss of innocence of childhood, here the coming of old age is represented as the undoing of the self or loss of one's sense of self.
Joseph A. Kraemer, Towson University
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