“Perdutamente” – Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that affects the Central Nervous System, causing physical and mental decay, memory loss, together with a lacking perception of Self and reality. Paolo Ruffini hits the road on a journey all across Italy, interviewing patients and families dealing with Alzheimer, in every way victims of this disease, with a huge physical and emotional burden to bear. To this day, there’s no going back from Alzheimer, but love and care appear to be therapeutic instruments to alleviate it. This is the reason why the narrative heart of this documentary is not the disease itself, but the emotional universe that bounds patients to their beloved ones. All the interviews are willing to tell love stories and their infinite shapes: parents and children, husbands and wives, brothers and sisters. While remembrance of reality is gradually shattered, emotional memory still dwells among scattered fragments of existence, representing the one and only bound that patients keep with life. “I don’t know who you are, but I know I love you”.

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