• Vergiss mein nicht
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Vergiss mein nicht

by David Sieveking Special Screenings

David Sieveking left home years ago to make films. Now he has returned – and for a reason: To help his mother, Gretel, who has Alzheimer’s, and relieve her long-time carer and his father Malte for a few weeks. The filmmaker takes on the role of carer and documents this encounter with his camera. Gretel no longer knows the people around her, but her puns and charm have not faded. The time spent with his mother becomes a journey into David’s unexpected family history. Once active in Zurich’s left-wing scene, David’s parents enjoyed a lifelong “open relationship”, characterised by a loving distance and mutual respect. VERGISS MEIN NICHT is a film about dementia, but it’s first and foremost a declaration of a love of life and family

Winner of the "Semaine de la Critique", Locarno 2012, presented by SVFJ


  • Genre: DOC: Family & Relationships
  • Country, Year: Germany, 2011
  • Runtime: 88 Min
  • Languages: German
  • Subtitles: English
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  • Director: David Sieveking
  • Cast: Gretel Sieveking, Malte Sieveking
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  • Screenplay: David Sieveking
  • Cinematography: Adrian Stähli
  • Editor: Catrin Vogt
  • Sound: Juri Georg von Krause, Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer
  • Music: Jessica de Rooij
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  • Producers: Martin Heisler, Carl-Ludwig Rettinger
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  • Production Company: Flare Film GmbH
  • Swiss Distribution: Look Now! Filmverleih
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