THE GLASS WALL


Marc Schmidt - Netherlands
2016 — Documentary — English subtitles — festivals@ceruttifilm.nl

An unusual documentary depicting the more elusive sides of being seriously ill. Not the medical aspects, but the mental process you go through when your life is at stake: the solitude, that comes with being in a fundamentally different position than the rest of the world, is perfectly represented by the glass wall that has to protect Lydia the patient from all other people. The shifting viewpoints depict the silent but nerve-breaking phase between life and death, where hope and despair are very close.

The film is screened in the following programmes