The short doc „Voice of the Evening“ is set in a nursing home that is closed to the outside because of Corona. The walks only reach as far as the home’s internal garden, the blossoming flowers bring back memories – I wonder what it looks like at home?
Margarete writes letters to her granddaughter, friends and family, bent deep in her wheelchair, and in her diary she processes the heartfelt questions and complaints of the last stage of her life
Although one knows that one is going to die, this stage of life should still have a quality in it – this is the deep concern of Mathias, the home’s director. But why are we afraid of death and do we know the needs in old age?
Lived experiences are carried into the world as resources for our society and so the people in the film „The Voice of the Evening“ become bearers of hope in particular in this time marked by distance.
The idea for this film and going into 12 days of co-isolation in a care home was born immediately after the first Lockdown began and was straight into action.
trailblazing GmbH, 2020
Documentary film, 20 minutes
Directed and edited by
Assistance Veronika Müller Mäder
Veronika Müller Mäder Jürg Mäder
Arianna Savall and Petter Udland Johansen
Sweden Film Awards July 2020
Interview Radio Deeside
Voice of the evening
During twelve days in co-isolation in „Pflege in Werdenberg“. In the same radius that is still open to the residents. That’s how this idea came about.
April 2020, the world stands still. People keep their distance. Doors are closed. Vulnerable groups are protected. Particularly affected: the elderly in care and old people’s homes.
Although one knows that one will die, this stage of life should also have a quality in it – this is the deep concern of Mathias, the home’s director.
Voice of the Evening received the Sweden Film Award for Best Short Documentary. We are happy!