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The Promise (Löftet)

Paula Gustafsson - Sweden
2017 — Documentary — English subtitles

Majsan and Helle are both over 80 years old when they finally are married in church. Before the priest, they promise to love and cherish each other ”in sickness and in health”. Shortly after the wedding, Helle falls seriously ill. Since Majsan herself has physical disabilities, Helle is forced to move to elderly care. A love like theirs thrives on touch and presence, and so Majsan does everything in her power for them to be together as much as possible.

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